We were approached by the Crafted crew to participate in Season 2 of their docu-series and we were like, “Oh, HELLS YEAH!” This season features our ugly mugs, along with the beautiful babes from Bhramari Brewing, Green Man, and the extra beautiful Zillicoah boys. Each brewery agreed to utilize a specific malt from Riverbend Malt, a yeast from White Labs, and a local ingredient of their choosing. Our chosen style is what we’re deeming “Fluffy IPA”, which is something we’ll keep making more of. It’s kind of like a “Milkshake IPA”, but with less Vanilla, more Marshmallow, and absolutely no Lactose. We are a surreal brewery, and we’re so excited to celebrate that weirdness and our love for local producers. Seriously, we couldn’t be more grateful for this project and this opportunity to spread the gospel of weird ol’ Asheville.
Our beer for this project, “Collected Elevation”, utilizes a the Riverbend NC-grown Southern Select malt (similar to a Golden Promise English Malt), the White Labs Coastal Haze Blend (gotta keep our IPA lookin’ like Play-doh, ya know?), and a truly exorbitant amount of house-made Marshmallow from the ever-talented folks French Broad Chocolates. We hopped this gently in the Whirlpool with Huell Melon, then dry-hopped it with Huell Melon and a whole mess of Madagascar Vanilla Beans, and then Double Dry Hopped this beast into oblivion with Galaxy, Ekuanot, and Mandarina Bavaria.