July is shaping up to be quite a month: Not only are we on the verge of our 8th anniversary as a company, we also find ourselves on the precipice of an exceptionally exquisite exhibit of fermented wizardry with the July Part 1 special release sale. In lieu of a birthday cake, we have a truly spectacular lineup of beers, including MT8 (the newest iteration of our yearly celebratory brew), DDH Underworld Dreams (one of most original hazy IPA recipes), canned Nectarnomicon (a smoothie-style wonder you may recognize from fests past), and Static God (a collab with the caffeinated powerhouses at Fuzz Coffee Roasters). If you want in on any of these liquid party favors, they’ll be up for grabs online on Saturday at 10AM via the presale page. To plan your acquisition strategy accordingly, we’d advise reading on.
The last year has been utterly bananas in every conceivable way, and we’re celebrating the fact that it’s over—and that there are many more ahead—with this beauty of a DIPA. MT8 is an incredibly lovely mélange of Riwaka, Nelson Sauvin, and Mosaic hops complemented by a generous addition of Phantasm Powder (A.K.A. freeze-dried New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grapes). This beer is a joyous explosion of fruit character, and a liquid promise of better days ahead. We hope. We really, really hope.
We brewed the first batch of this incredibly pillowy haze-beast back in 2016, and it has since evolved into this double dry-hopped wonder. DDH Underworld Dreams is stuffed to the gills with Idaho 7, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops. The result is a face-melting explosion of pineapple, orange citrus, and berry flavors and aromas that’s just a straight-up joy to behold.
Our inaugural round of canned Nectarnomicon is a throwback to a previous, very popular Maui Wowie version, which many of you will undoubtedly recall from a few of our past beer fests. Armed with a new name and perfected recipe, the Island Smoothie Edition is packed with ridiculous amounts of blood orange, pineapple, and passion fruit (added post fermentation for extra smoothie texture), plus an abundance of coconut and vanilla for sweetness and body. It’s a kettle-soured fruit bonanza that will launch the drinker into a brain-bending trip through an unrelentingly tropical fruit-vortex.
The final beer in this special release highlight is the result of a collab with Fuzz Coffee Roasters, a new San Diego roastery that we’re particularly excited about, both because it was co-founded by our Roastery Manager, Seancarlo Ohlin and because it's an objectively stellar roastery. For this team-up, we decided on a blended barrel-aged stout featuring their Colombia Urrao Finca San Carlos coffee, as well as chai spices and both Papua New Guinea and Indonesian vanilla beans. Once you taste Static God, you’ll understand why we’re already excited for collabo round two.
As we mentioned previously, these beers will be yours for the taking at 10AM this Saturday via the presale page. You’ll also be able to snag MT8 in tasting rooms on draft for our 8th Anniversary Kickback festivities, which you are all hereby cordially invited to. We hope that everyone’s summer is going considerably better than your last, and should you need any beverage accompaniments, you know where to find us.