As Perrin Brewing continues to rapidly grow within its home state of Michigan and throughout the United States, they’re thrilled to announce distribution in the Florida market beginning in February with the launch of a specialty collaboration brew. To kick off this new launch, Perrin has invited their fellow brewery partners at Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing to create a one-time batch of an Imperial Oatmeal Stout, “Triangulation”. This collaboration will take place on December 1st.
John Stewart, Director of Brewing Operations at Perrin Brewing stated, “This opportunity is a great privilege to deliberately push the boundaries with this collaboration brew by layering numerous specialty malts and a multitude of experimental hops from all over the world with the specific intention of creating a complex and nuanced twist on the style.”
John Stewart of Perrin, Tim Matthews of Oskar Blues and Wayne Wambles of Cigar City intend on crafting their interpretation of an Imperial Oatmeal Stout, “Triangulation”. From the minds of these three brewers “Triangulation” is a big bodied, robust Oatmeal Stout brewed with a wide-spectrum of malts from around the globe, experimental hops, and a special London ale yeast strain. “Triangulation” is a beer that showcases the strength and unity through the sum of all parts.
“We decided to create a rich but approachable strong stout. It will have dark caramel components. We are using experimental hop HBC 472 which can provide vanilla, macaroon, and even barrel notes,” stated Wayne Wambles of Cigar Cigar Brewing.
The end result of the Imperial Oatmeal Stout is 9% ABV and 60 IBUs. Perrin Brewing is eager to use this collaboration beer as the next launch into distribution of the Florida craft beer scene starting in 2017. This 4-pack beer is made only available in Michigan and Florida markets.
“Being a craft brewer means brewing with a personality and collaboration gives different perspectives and experiences an opportunity to mash up something new and creative. Coming together with Cigar City and Perrin, we all scrutinized every ingredient of a big, dark, malty Imperial Stout and twisted each slightly,” quoted Tim Matthews of Oskar Blues Brewery. “The culmination will be the sum of these subtle twists and bring new perspective on what an Imperial Oatmeal Stout can be.”
The combination of three brewery cultures, communities, and creativity into one collaboration is what makes this beer and relationship unique. Perrin Brewing is honored to collaborate and have the privilege to craft along side Oskar Blues Brewing and Cigar City Brewing.