Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has announced that Green Zebra, a Gose-style Ale brewed with watermelon and sea salt, will arrive in August as the latest offering to come out of the brewery’s ArtPrize Series.
For five years now, Founders Brewing Co. has been adding to a series of Limited Release beers brewed to benefit ArtPrize, an open international art competition which takes place each fall in the brewery’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This year’s artful creation will be Green Zebra, a 4.6% ABV Gose-style Ale that highlights the satisfyingly refreshing flavor and aroma of watermelon while still honoring stylistic tradition by using sea salt to achieve a dry finish.
“ArtPrize is one of the most well-attended public art events in the world, and we are proud to continue our support,” said Co-Founder and President, Dave Engbers. “We love playing with expectations when it comes to brewing our ArtPrize beers and Green Zebra is the perfect example of that. The gose style is very unique and pretty unknown, even amongst craft beer drinkers, and we wanted to bring our version of it to a larger audience. For the first time ever, our ArtPrize beer will be available across our entire distribution network so even more of our fans can get to know this style we’ve fallen in love with.”
Green Zebra now joins Pale Joe, Spectra Trifecta, Mosaic Promise and Inspired Artist Black IPA to comprise the full-lineup of ArtPrize Series offerings. In keeping with a tradition that began with the releases of Spectra Trifecta and Pale Joe, the label artwork for Green Zebra “is an original work of art designed by a member of the Founders team.” Jacob Wiseheart from the Founders taproom crew earned this honor by creating a piece that displays a “striking and intense use of color and dimension, perfectly suited to the lively, bright nature of the beer.”
Arriving as the first ArtPrize Series offering to debut in cans, Green Zebra will be available exclusively in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans for the suggested retail price of $9.99. Proceeds from the sale of Green Zebra go towards the sponsorship of ArtPrize. This Limited Release offering will hit distribution by late-August, and you can expect to find it at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s 46 state distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Green Zebra from Founders Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/ArtPrize Series. Launching in the Founders Brewing Co. taproom on August 15, 2017; full distribution expected by the end of August
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.6%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Watermelon & sea salt
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/find-our-beer/