2. Do each of your beers have stories behind them? If so, can you share some of the stories?
Two of our current favorites have great stories.
Our award-winning Cyclo Imperial Chocolate Stout has been written about quite a bit. A new wrinkle on it is that we used that basic recipe to make an award-winning Chili Chocolate Stout that we have dubbed ‘El Vietnamo’. We sent local sauce man Saigon Charlie our spent hops and he dried them out and used them to smoke locally-sourced bird’s eye and cayenne peppers. He then sent the peppers back to us and we added them to our Chocolate Stout for another level of flavor and a very spicy chocolate brew.
The Dragonfruit Gose has a pretty good story behind it as well. One of our current brewers brought in a home-brew recipe he had made to the bar when we first opened. It poured bright pink and had the salty-sour taste of a traditional gose. The color came from the dragon fruit addition. We hired him off of the back of that and then after working with the other brewers and going through a few different tweaks to the recipe, it also became an international award-winner for us!