It seemed a natural fit when I first heard that Perennial Artisan Ales was going to do a couple of collaboration beers with Half Acre Beer Company out of Chicago. After all, Head Brewer Phil Wymore was most recently a part of the north side Chicago brewery well known for it’s Daisy Cutter Pale Ale before bringing his talents here.
First up for the two breweries is Plan B. A few weeks ago, Half Acre Head Brewer Matt Gallagher came down to St. Louis to spend a brewday at Perennial with Wymore and Cory King. This beer is described a a sour mash Belgian Dark Ale brewed with Black Currants. On this Thursday, February 2 at 6PM Perennial will release this beer in their tasting room. I am told that we can expect to see bottles and draught of this at select locations in a few weeks.
And next up for the old friends? Wymore and Gallagher are hoping to have a concept for the other collaboration very soon and are shooting for a late Spring brewday up in Chicago at Half Acre. We will keep you posted as details arise.