Hot damn, it’s been a while huh? After declaring our silent approach to the post Boston Marathon bombing frenzy, I guess we got pretty busy and neglected to keep you all in the loop. So in an effort to make sure we’re all on the same page, we’re going to rattle off some of the bigger ticket items that we’re excited about in the coming months. Hold onto your asses, here we go.
Pimp Our Website: As you’ve probably noticed by now — if not, take a look around –our website has gotten a pretty dramatic facelift. We felt like it was overdue, and this one seems to feel more professional (despite all of us at Backlash essentially being children).
Convergence: Once upon a time, we had the intention of keeping Convergence, our Super Saison brewed with rye malt, around for the entire year. Saison in general is a growing style of beer, and you all seem to enjoy the hell out of Convergence. However, last year we ran into some yeast issues and decided to pull a “hard reset” and figure our shit out before re-releasing it. A few changes later, we’re proud to announce that Convergence is back now, and it’s here to stay. This brings our portfolio of year-round beers up to 3 beers (alongside Groundswell andDeclaration).
Double IPA Series: We were seriously humbled by the response to our first American style beer – Salute. We’re grateful to have been able to make such an awesome beer and then to have you guys drink it like your mouths were on fire. To keep all our crazy hop head fans happy, we’re going to be rocking out a few other Double IPAs — we’re calling it our “Uprising! Series”.
Here’s the concept: The malt backbone of Salute will remain the same – instead, we’re going to rotate through a few different hops/combinations of hops. In no particular order, you can expect your mouths to be assaulted with Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, Galaxy, Mosaic and other relatively new/sexy hops. We’re pretty goddamn pumped about these beers, the first one, which we’re calling “Catalyst” will hit shelves and taps in about two weeks. Here’s a tiny sliver of the new label that we’re still tweaking as a sneak peek. Can you guess who that character is?
Belgian style beer fans, fear not. We’ve got some stuff coming up for you as well. Stay tuned!