After you step through a refurbished barn door to this donut-offering plateless BBQ hot spot, you’ll be greeted by a skeeball machine on which you get one throw to see if you can enter. This place has everything: no chairs or tables, 600 taps, a Russian man screaming profanities, ski bums, and Stockard Channing singing "There Are Worse Things I Could Do." Don’t look for a bartender; there isn’t one. And why are there no bartenders? Because it’s that thing when everyone you know is on the Paleo diet.
This month marks the release of our most recent collaboration, Stefon, which our friends at Perennial Artisan Ales brewed at their shop. Stefon is a dark rye farmhouse ale conditioned with Brettanomyces. Earthy, spicy rye malt is at the front of the nose, followed by subtle stone and tropical fruit, with crackling cocoa flavor on the palate and a slight tartness that will only develop further with age.
This one represents a new frontier for us, and we couldn’t be more pumped. Stefon clocks in 7.1% ABV and is the first beer we’ve ever been a part of to be conditioned with Brettanomyces--Brettanomyces anomalus in this case. You can drink this one fresh or let it sit for a few months in your properly-temperature-controlled cellar. We released Pat earlier this year, which is the same recipe as Stefon, but brewed at Solemn Oath with a different saison strain and without Brettanomyces.
At Solemn Oath Brewery, we are all about the idea that beer welds. We strive to create experiences, memories, and beer that we can share with others. Anyone that knows anything about what is going on in beer right now knows about this beast of a little brewery down in St. Louis. These are the kind of guys to whom we'd weld ourselves. From their delicate, nuanced flagships like Hommel Bier and Aria to their 'round-the-block-release-line-generators like Peach Berliner Weisse and Abraxas, everything this crew is churning out is turning heads with both the beer geeks and the masses.
This release is also the first to be distributed well beyond our normal footprint. For the first time ever, a beer we are a part of will reach St. Louis, New York City, metro D.C., Denver, Seattle, and San Francisco. So share this with your friends in those markets and be a part of spreading the word for our two little breweries. Find out where you can buy the beer through Perennial's website.
This beer really does have EVERYTHING!
Sometimes we regale you with stories. Sometimes they’re about collaborations. Sometimes those stories are about Brettanomyces. Sometimes they’re not stories at all. Sometimes they’re really just news. This is one of those stories.