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Accidental Friends Happy Hour at Magic Hat
The Artifactory is releasing the beers from the Accidental Friends project THIS FRIDAY at a Happy Hour from 4-7pm – come one, come all!
Our brewery manager, Robert, during his Vermont explorations, made friends with the find folks at Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery andShelburne Vineyard. The result of this accidental friendship was that we got some grape must from each vineyard and made two wine-beer hybrids!
Meet the vintners from Snow Farm Vineyards and Shelburne Vineyards, grab a beer, and some food to pair.
ABOUT THE BEERS:
-Petite Pearl (red) – This beer blends Petite Pearl red grape must from Shelburne Vineyards with a spicy rye and wheat beer. An off-dry sweetness is balanced against a palate of barely-there tannins, noble hops and mild grape acidity. This hybrid starts with rye spice and red grape must, and is followed by a raspberry and strawberry finish. Petite Pearl is fermented with Kuntz’s proprietary wine yeast, cultured from the Front Range of Colorado. It comes in at 9.4% ABV with 15 IBUs.
-Vignoles (white) – Vignoles grape must from Snow Farm Vineyard was co-fermented with a Magic Hat beer featuring American hops to produce big pineapple flavor and aroma. This beer is bright and fruity, with pineapple dominating and dried apricot in the background. The Vignoles grape must lends a bright stone fruit acidity. It weighs in at 8.5% ABV with 15 IBUs.