11 May 2017
MINNEAPOLIS, MN MAY 11, 2017: Indeed Brewing and Dangerous Man Brewing will release a collaboration beer at Indeed’s Whirlygig 2017 event during Art-A-Whirl® weekend, May 19, 20 and 21. The beer, an Amber Ale with Tea, is the second offering from Indeed’s Flock Together collaboration series.
Indeed and Dangerous Man began a long-awaited first collaboration last year during Red Stag’s In Cahoots! Block Party. “We got together at Dangerous Man to kick ideas around and decided that whatever we came up with, we were going to incorporate tea into the beer somehow,” says Indeed Head Brewer Josh Bischoff. After considering a few styles, Bischoff and Dangerous Man Head Brewer Rob Miller chose to create an Imperial White IPA brewed with Orange Ginger Tea from Tea Source.
Their first tea brew kept them thirsty for another cup. “We had so much fun using tea in our In Cahoots! collaboration brew, that we wanted to do another tea beer and take it a step further,” explains Bischoff. Miller and Bischoff met with staff at Tea Source in Roseville, Minnesota and each created a unique tea blend for their respective breweries. Indeed’s tea blend is made with black tea, apple pieces, cocoa peel and vanilla, while Dangerous Man’s tea blend is made with rooibos, apple pieces, orange peel, cocoa bits, cinnamon and cloves. The two brewers chose a rich Amber Ale as a harmonious backdrop to highlight both tea blends.
Indeed’s version of the Dangerous Man collaboration, Flock Together: Amber Ale with Tea will be released at Indeed Brewing during Whirlygig 2017 on Friday, May 19before becoming available in bars and restaurants. The beer is expected to have rich caramel and raisin notes with flavors of vanilla and chocolate. Additionally, the Indeed Tea Source blend will be available for sale in limited quantities. Dangerous Man Brewing will also release their iteration of the Amber Ale with Tea collaboration on Friday, May 19 in their Northeast taproom.
Photo above: From left to right: Dangerous Man Head Brewer and Owner Rob Miller, Dangerous Man Creative Director and Owner Sarah Bonvallet, Indeed Head Brewer Josh Bischoff, and Indeed Co-Founder Tom Whisenand pose behind the bar in Dangerous Man's taproom.