It’s almost “Leap Day!” Since it only comes along every four years, we wanted to be sure and mark the occasion with a special beer. Enter our exciting Leap Day release: The Boy Blunder, a combination of Ryan’s careful planning and Bryan’s dad-brain “whoops!”
This Oat Pale Ale with Pineapple and Black Raspberries has had quite the journey… From original plans to make a tropically inspired Milkshake IPA, a series of fortunate events lead us to a different (better?) outcome. This beer was being brewed alongside our Valentine’s Day beer and things got a little confusing. Our Valentine’s Day beer was intended to have cherries and black raspberries, while the Milkshake IPA was going to have strawberries and pineapple.
Let us start by saying that Bryan is probably the hardest working employee at the brewery. Behind every can of beer and every freshly poured pint, is Bryan brewing, cleaning kegs, canning beers, stacking pallets, loading trucks, and a million other necessary tasks. We love Bryan. We are grateful for Bryan.
Earlier this month, Bryan set out to add the black raspberries to our Valentine’s Day beer. Feeling a little funky, and probably running down an epic “to do” list, he accidentally added them to the wrong tank of our pilot system. And thus, two February releases had their fates decided. Our Valentine’s Day beer now had cherries and strawberries, and our Milkshake IPA turned into a fruited oat pale ale with black raspberries and pineapple.
Luckily for all of us, both beers turned out completely delicious! Our Valentine’s Day beer (Rose-Colored Beer-Goggles) was a hit and sold out in a few hours. Our Leap Day Release is a dream of multi-faceted flavor and texture! Brewed with oats, flaked wheat, and lactose, it has the perfect body/mouthfeel to lift up the lightly sweet-tart notes of black raspberries and pineapple. 7% ABV and 22 IBUs.
Come try it for yourself tomorrow, and then send all your congratulations and thanks to Bryan for making such a tasty mistake. Very limited quantities that won’t last long.