3 Floyds Brewing & De Struise from (Ostveleteren, Belgium) got together recently and brewed a big Belgian Style imperial IPA. Shark Pants! Is the name, brewed in honor of Rich Sheppard an employee of 3 Floyds that sadly passed away in 2001.
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Shark Pants! -This beer is the combined effort of Urbain from De Struise Brouwers and Three Floyds Brewing Co. On the 3rd of May Urbain came to our Indiana brewery and we created an 8.7% abv ale using the Struise house yeast with some medium crystal malts and a portion of oats at a calculated 260 IBUs. Urbain will brew the same beer at Struise when the Three Floyds crew travels to Belgium at the end of this month. Although it was a great time and a honor to brew with Urbain, there is a somber note to this beer. Our friend and employee Rich Sheppard passed away on April 11, 2011. This beer is made to honor his memory with a portion of the proceeds going to his family. Always remember, live a Rich life.
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