Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) recently announced that they will soon launch distribution in Florida with the limited release of a special collaboration brew.
Ever since the brewery officially partnered with Oskar Blues Brewery in early 2015, Perrin Brewing Company has experienced “exponential growth among packaged offerings, out-of-state distribution and an increase in barrel production.” Perrin estimates that they will have brewed over 26,000 barrels by the end of the year, “a 70% increase over 2015.” With Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing joining the ownership team earlier this year, Perrin Brewing has decided to expand their reach to Florida now that they have a good friend in the area.
Perrin Brewing will officially begin Florida distribution in February of 2017 with the launch of a special collaboration beer. On December 1, brewers from Oskar Blues and Cigar City visited Perrin to brew up “a one-time batch of an Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Triangulation.” Brewed with malts sourced from all over the world and a London ale yeast strain, Triangulation is a “a big bodied, robust Oatmeal Stout” that remains “rich but approachable.” To add a unique twist to the beer’s complexity, HBC 472 – an experimental hop – was used to lend the beer “vanilla, macaroon, and even barrel notes.” The finished Triangulation Imperial Oatmeal Stout weighs in at an impressive 9% ABV and 60 IBUs.
John Stewart, Director of Brewing Operations at Perrin Brewing stated, “This opportunity is a great privilege to deliberately push the boundaries with this collaboration brew by layering numerous specialty malts and a multitude of experimental hops from all over the world with the specific intention of creating a complex and nuanced twist on the style.”
Triangulation Imperial Oatmeal Stout will officially release in February of 2017 when Perrin Brewing Company launches in the Florida market. This limited release offering will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles in the brewery’s Florida and Michigan markets only. Details about the other Perrin offerings that will be available at launch are coming soon.
Information concerning official Florida launch events for Perrin Brewing should begin to surface soon. To ensure that we are all able to raise a glass of Triangulation in celebration of the brewery’s arrival in the Sunshine State, we will update this post with those details once we have them. Stay tuned. Prost!