Brewers take inspiration for their beers wherever they can find it. Regional specialties, something from their youth, or food and drinks from other cultures (Mexican cake remains a popular one) come tumbling into the bottle and mash tun. Early on,...
Ah yes, the “holiday”-specific beer. It started out with seasonal beers, then expanded to Christmas Ales, pumpkins beers and the like. Now every event on the calendar can get its own specific release. Some really stretch to make it work (hey! Green beer!), but other holidays lend itself nicely to certain beers. Case in point – Valentine’s Day. Stouts or things with chocolate in them can naturally go with it. Forbidden Root takes this one step further by collaborating with an actual chocolatier for their Cordial Terms chocolate stout.
Temperance Brewing’s Might Meets Right series always seems to fly under the radar. Their first two entries in the series still remain unique to this day – one aged in High West Manhattan barrels and the other in Boulevardier barrels. The Boulevardier even won a bronze at the 2014 FoBAB (the first at the UIC Forum).
Revolution, like many businesses during this time, has had to adapt and adjust their business model. Typically, Deep Wood releases would have a big party on the Friday of the release. With the pandemic shutting down the taproom and closing the brewpub until further notice, those parties will not happen for the foreseeable future. But they were still planned in advance. Marty Scott (head barrel dude and #1 Van Halen fan) had some special things lined up for them. So in order to not have the beer just sitting in barrels or kegs, Revolution decided to crowler them off and sell them. Form of the Destructor was one of those recently released.