Vonnegut Saison Release Party

Vonnegut Saison Release Party

vonnegut-signatureWhen Brewmaster Todd Marcus was approached by Ted Lowrie, President of the Board of Trustees of the Sturgis Library, to somehow participate in the upcoming Columbus Day weekend Vonnegut Celebration, the idea of special beer quickly came to mind.  Together with the brew crew and the library staff, brainstorming began on a name and beer style.  This of course is never as easy as it sounds, and dozens of names were suggested.  Given that Vonnegut was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in the Wallonia region of Belgium where Saisons are most famous, the style seemed perfectly appropriate.  His capture led to the writing of one of his most famous works: Slaughterhouse-Five.  This, combined with a candid photo provided by Vonnegut’s daughter showing Kurt relaxing in front of a barn house door on Scudders Lane, led to a moment of clarity and Kurt’s Farmhouse Saison was born. Saisons are a complex style of beer traditionally brewed in the winter and stored for the farm hands to drink over the summer and harvest months.  They tend to be fruity or spicy but not sweet and have a have a slight earthy yeast tone to them.  While this beer will be distributed from Plymouth to Provincetown in 22 oz “bombers” and on draught, consideration was given to the fact that it would also be served at the Library’s Chowderfest, which culminates the Columbus Day weekend Vonnegut Celebration.  With a slight lemony tartness and a dry finish, the beer will pair nicely with food  – especially chowder! Kurt’s Farmhouse Saison will be released on Friday September 12th with a collaborative release party taking place at the brewery from 4-6pm.  Foods made with the beer and appropriately Vonnegut themed or named snacks will be served.  The beer will be available starting that date in 22oz bottles and on draught at the brewery and in selected locations.  Use the brewery Beer Finder to find your places carrying this particular product at Find.CapeCodBeer.com, or learn more at CapeCodBeer.com vonnegut label final

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