While Perennial Artisan Ales may not yet have a brewery (but they will soon!) that won’t stop them from brewing beer. With the busy beer festival season upon us, Perennial wanted to have something available for the thirsty and curious festivalgoers.

So, Perennial head brewer Phil Wymore contracted with Kirkwood Highlands Brewing Company‘s head brewer Dave Johnson to create the first batch of beer under the Perennial name.  First up?  The Hommel Bier:

Our Hommel Bier defies tradition by combining North American malts, Pacific Northwest hops, and a Belgian yeast strain.  The result is a beer that combines earthy and spicy tones from the yeast with a slight orange note contributed by the hops.  In the hop capital of Belgium, “Hommel” is the word for humulus, the plant genus where hops reside.

Your first chance to try this tradition busting beer will be this Thursday, May 5, from 5-8PM at Kirkwood Highlands.  Brewer/co-owner Phil Wymore will be there to taste and talk ber.  And don’t forget that Perennial is still looking for some great ideas for beers.