Big Easy Offbeat Brown is a medium-bodied brown ale brewed with wasabi, horseradish and ginger. For the Artisan Ale Project, Twisted Pine developed twelve distinct new beers and then enlisted the help of a dozen talented Colorado artists for artwork to adorn the labels.
The label art is “Red Hot Jazz” by Perry Bergman. The release party will also be an artshow for the featured artist that month.
Style: Brown Ale
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Draft. Limited to Colorado.
Sacred Spice is an Imperial Porter invigorated with traditional masala chai spices skillfully blended by Boulder-based Sanctuary Chai. The enchanting ale carries the delightful scent and flavor of dark, roasted barley as well as the provocative aroma of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and other spices used for centuries to embolden Eastern teas. However, much like the brewery’s heralded Big Shot Espresso Stout, Sacred Spice strikes a fine balance whereby the flavors exhibit a seemingly natural harmony so that no taste bud is dominated but rather each one satisfied. The bold, black ale is 10.1% ABV with 33 IBU.
‘Life Is Beautful’
Sacred Spice’s label is an art piece by Millicent Kang dubbed ‘Life Is Beautiful.’ The release party will double as an art show for Kang, whose works will adorn the Twisted Pine ale house for the entire month of March. Kang will be at the launch party, signing bottles and chatting about her artwork.
Release Details: 3/3/12, 12-9pm
Twisted Pine Brewing
3201 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80301
For the Artisan Ale Project, Twisted Pine developed twelve distinct new beers and then enlisted the help of a dozen talented Colorado artists for artwork to adorn the labels. On the first Saturday of every month in 2012, the brewery will introduce a small batch of one of the ales at a special release-party which will double as an art show for that month’s featured artist. The Artisan ales will come in sleek, black 750ml glass bottles and will mark the brewery’s first foray into that size packaging. Quantities will be limited, especially for the barrel-aged beers in the series. Distribution of the bottles will be restricted to Colorado accounts and the Twisted Pine ale house will have each new beer on tap for as long as supplies last. January’s lead-off entry is an American cream-style stout aged in bourbon barrels. The beer, known as Surreal Stout, will feature artwork by Allison Boozer of Denver. Other Artisan ales will include an Imperial India-style black ale, a high-octane braggot, a black saison and a barrel-aged sour brown. “We’re part of a very artistic community here in Colorado,” remarks Logistics Manager Justin Tilotta, “and in this case we’re getting our brewers to feed off that creativity and produce something that, in turn, gives back to that community by offering these artists an opportunity to reach a wider audience.”