27 May 2016
San Francisco, CA -- Thursday, May 26, 2016 -- In celebration of the opening of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA),ThirstyBear Organic Brewery added its latest release SFMOMA MOSAIC (30 IBU, 6.5% ABV) to its new rotating monthly craft beer program. Located across the street from ThirstyBear on Howard Street in the SoMA district of San Francisco, SFMOMA opened its doors to the public on May 14 after a three-year expansion project. To commemorate what is now the largest modern and contemporary art museum in the U.S., ThirstyBear released SFMOMA MOSAIC exclusively in its brewery-restaurant and will donate 50 cents from the sale of every pint of SFMOMA MOSAIC to support the museum's education programs.
Brewing an exceptional beer is itself an art form. For SFMOMA MOSAIC, ThirstyBear's Brewmaster Brenden Dobel assembled and brewed the finest ingredients to create this unique product. Dobel selected the new American hop varietal Mosaic for its pleasant hop character of papaya and mango notes. The malts and yeast were carefully chosen for their celebratory, golden, effervescent qualities. SFMOMA MOSAIC's ABV (alcohol by volume) was also closely monitored to achieve the optimum alcohol content.
"Ultimately, I wanted to make a beer as close to 'champagne' as possible," said Brenden Dobel. "I started with lightly kilned German Pils malt for a golden, straw-like hue. I then fermented with a Belgian Abbey yeast strain for a nice fruity complexity and champagne-like effervescence."
Come on down to ThirstyBear and SFMOMA seven days a week to celebrate the new SFMOMA and enjoy the exquisitely crafted SFMOMA MOSAIC!
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