Wednesday, September 25th 2013
21st Amendment and Elysian Brewing Releasing Two Canned Pumpkin Beers
San Francisco, CA - He Said let's brew a dark beer with pumpkin and spices and put it in a light colored can. He Said let's brew a light beer with pumpkin and spices and put it in a dark colored can. So they did both and produced a pumpkin beer collaboration like no other: two black pumpkin beers and two white pumpkin beers, together in one box.
Brewing up a pumpkin collaboration beer should be a piece of cake for Dick Cantwell, the pumpkin king at Elysian Brewing and a slam dunk for Shaun O'Sullivan, the 21st Amendment Brewery Brewmaster who brought the world Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer. In truth, brewing up He Said wasn't that hard. What proved to be more difficult was getting their story about its inception straight.
Here, straight from the mouths of the pumpkin king and one of the watermelon guys, is exactly what He Said:
He Said is a white Belgian-Style Tripel ale brewed with pumpkin, tarragon and galangal. He Said is also a black Baltic-Style Porter lager brewed with pumpkin, Vietnamese cinnamon and ground caraway. Both beers have an ABV of 8.2%.
Try them both. Two 12oz cans of each version of He Said will be packaged together in a pumpkin-colored carrier that features the likenesses of the two brewers, each telling his side of the He Said story.
Shaun O'Sullivan, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of 21st Amendment Brewery, said, "Last year I attended Elysian's Great Pumpkin Beer Fest - and this is the truth as it happened - I lobbied Nico hard for us to brew a pumpkin ale and release it in a can."
Nico Freccia, Co-Founder of 21st Amendment Brewery, said, "I agreed to the endeavor, but only if we could collaborate with the pumpkin king, himself: Dick Cantwell of Elysian."
Dick Cantwell, Founder of Elysian Brewing and the Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest, said, "Well, it went something like that. In the end, we decided that it would be fun to brew two unusual types of pumpkin beers - a dark and a light - and package them together. And that's how it happened."
He Said, part of 21st Amendment Brewery's Insurrection Series of once-in-awhile four packs, will be available in four-packs and on draft starting in late September in all seventeen of 21st Amendment's current distribution territories: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, NJ, DC, MD, DE, PA, VA, GA and NC. For up to date availability, events and promotions, visit 21A's website at www.21st-Amendment.com.
About Elysian Brewing
Elysian operates three pubs and a production brewery in Seattle, producing 32,000 barrels a year. They don't only make pumpkin beers, but this time of year it's a lot of what they do, leading up to their Great Pumpkin Beer Fest on October 4, 5 and 6. Elysian has made around 300 different beers since they opened in 1996, both traditional and innovative, in large and small quantities. At least 30 of them have involved pumpkin. Visit Elysian at www.elysianbrewing.com
About 21st Amendment Brewery
Hey, we're Nico & Shaun. We live for great beer. When we opened the 21st Amendment Brewpub in San Francisco in 2000, we vowed to do things differently. To us, the 21st Amendment means much more than just an end to Prohibition. It means the right to brew beer, the freedom to be innovative, and the obligation to have fun. Visit 21st Amendment at www.21st-amendment.com
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