New beer alert! The winning beer idea of our What Brews You? contest is finally ready to hit the taps…
This past summer, Will Isaacson was selected as the winner of our What Brews You? contest where we asked our fans to come up with a beer that represents Miami. Will worked directly with Chris and the brewing team over the past few months to fine tune his idea into what would become Qué Quat, a Kumquat Berliner Weisse. Berliners are a very tart beer but the addition of kumquats added a fruity dimension that makes the beer refreshing and super drinkable.
In case you’re not familiar with kumquats, they look like a small orange citrus but with a slightly sour inside and sweet outside (which you can eat!). Their uniqueness is what led Chris to Seasons Farm Fresh, who specializes in bringing strange and exotic fruits from farm to table. We were ultimately able to source the kumquats in this beer from Kumquat Growers, a family farm in Dade City.
To celebrate the arrival of Qué Quat and the launch of this year’s What Brews You? contest we’re throwing a free release party this Thursday night at the Social Hall! We’ll have Qué Quat on tap, live music on the stage and a syrup bar setup where you can mix and match flavors to get you thinking of the next great beer for this year’s What Brews You? contest.
That’s right! Our What Brews You? contest returns this February with a chance to brew your dream beer in our brewery up for grabs. So start thinking about how you can bring the flavor of Miami to a craft beer and watch this space for more details on how to enter.