When we were approached by our good friend, Brandon, to be a part of the Beer to the Rescue charity campaign, we knew we wanted to do something big to help raise awareness and funds to support the Lupus Foundation of Southern California.
With inspiration from our brewer friend, Trevor, from De Garde Brewing in Tillamook, OR we landed on an Imperial version of our Beatitude Tart Saison. Our year round Beatitude hovers around 3.8% ABV and we were excited to see what flavor changes we'd get as we increased the alcohol content to 6.3% ABV and boiled this imperial version.
In an effort to create a truly unique and memorable beer, this special release is a higher alcohol version of our popular tart saison series of beers, which we are calling Imperial Beatitude (6.3%ABV). We partnered with a local beer aficionado to bring us handpicked, organic peaches and nectarines from Masumoto Family Farms located in California's Central Valley. These fruits are absolutely delicious and lend their juicy character and natural tartness to the beer. When combined with our house culture of Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, and Lactobacillus, it creates an incredible beer that tastes like you're biting into a peach or nectarine. The heavy use of flaked rye and the brett funk create a creamy, cheesy flavor that pairs very well with this beer, along with French oak that helps tie everything together. We hope you'll enjoy this beer as much as we do.
We’ve gone big with our Beatitude Tart Saison in the name of charity, brewing an imperial edition of our Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus-stoked flagship sour ale for Beer to the Rescue (@BeerToTheRescue), a charity benefiting the Lupus Foundation of Southern California. French oak and sumptuous, freshly harvested organic nectarines and peaches from Masumoto Family Farms bring nuances of creamy, tangy cheese and stone fruit preserves that marry beautifully with spiciness from Belgian yeast. Enjoy this complexly delicious beer knowing a portion of proceeds will improve quality of life for sufferers of lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease affecting one-in-forty-five people throughout Southern California.
See below for details on how to purchase your own bottles and taste some for yourself.
Pre-Sale Tickets: Today, September 14th, 2015 at 12 noon via brownpapertickets.com. The cost of each 750 ml bottle is $20 plus tax, limit of (4) bottles per person. 15% of the proceeds will benefit Beer to the Rescue, a charity campaign dedicated to helping raise awareness and funds to support The Lupus Foundation of Southern California.
Release Party: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 in the Council Tasting Room located at 7705 Convoy Ct, San Diego, CA 92111. Imperial Beatitude will start pouring at 2:00pm. Join the Council Team and Brandon Hernandez, San Diego Craft Beer Journalist, and Founder of Beer to the Rescue, to celebrate this special release beer. Last day to pick up the bottles: Saturday, October 24, 2015.