Apocalypse Series – Conquest
As you may or may not know (depending on how connected you are to the FB and Twits), we have some cool shit coming up in the next few months. What am I talking about, specifically? I’m talking about our Apocalypse Series.
I know you probably have a bunch of questions right now, so keep with us here. I’ll try to address the major ones.
What is the Apocalypse Series?
So the idea is to craft 4 different beers in each month leading up to the end of all humanity as we know it. The Mayan calendar predicts that we’ll all meet our maker on the 23rd of December, so we thought it would be interesting to model a beer after each of the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse as we wind down our days. I know what you’re thinking, the “Four Horsemen” are inherently Christian/Biblical, while the date we’re striding towards is Mayan/Non-Christian, and to those people I cordially say “Hey, Shut the fuck up.” I realize there’s a disconnect, but that’s just how it is. The Mayans didn’t think of any epic shit for their Armageddon scenario, so you’re stuck with it.
MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
What is Conquest?
The first horsemen in the apocalypse is referred to as “Conquest”. Conquest signals the end of humanity through the desire to conquer and control other human beings. Conquest rides into a foreign land with a bow and arrow, with a crown atop his dome-piece, and generally aims to fuck shit up. Or at least that’s how the bible describes it — don’t quote me though.
The tricky part is that this first horseman rides a white horse — and white is usually the color associated with saint-lihood. Not so fast though, some theologists actually believe that Conquest is in fact an incarnation of Satan himself, disguised by the white horse. His intentions are clear however: Conquer and dominate all humanity, thereby imposing his will upon them and generally creating a hot mess.
What about the beer?
For Conquest we took a Belgian Wit recipe which we know and love, and threw a good dose of American hops at it. The beer starts with your typical orange/coriander profile you’d expect out of a Wit, and then finishes with a rush of citrusy hops. Not content to leave it there, we dry hopped this mofo liberally with Simcoe and Citra hops, to emphasize/highlight the fruity character of the Belgian Wit yeast.
Overall, it’s a delicately balanced beer — not incredibly hoppy, but not a Wit — it, too, arrives under the cloak of that which it is not. Brace yourself, because this shit is only the beginning.
Conquest will be available next week — more horsemen to come.
Peace out, cub scout.