Breweries Come Together For Special Brew! : 7.16.10

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Jacque Landry, (partner & brewer South Street Brewery) Matt Nucci, (brewer and co-owner Blue Mountain Brewery) Mark Thompson, (owner and brewmaster Starr Hill) Aaron Reilly, (brewer Devils Backbone) and Jason Oliver, (head brewmaster Devils Backbone) stand by one of the two tanks of a collaborative brew being made for release at this year's Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival in August.
Jacque Landry, (partner & brewer South Street Brewery) Matt Nucci, (brewer and co-owner Blue Mountain Brewery) Mark Thompson, (owner and brewmaster Starr Hill) Aaron Reilly, (brewer Devils Backbone) and Jason Oliver, (head brewmaster Devils Backbone) stand by one of the two tanks of a collaborative brew being made for release at this year's Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival in August.

Crozet
Albemarle County, Virginia

What happens when you get five of the best brewers together in one room? A totally awesome beer is born! Five different brewers spent much of Friday at Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet working on a special batch of beer that will be released at this year’s Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival being held on August 21st at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. “It’s a new style that’s been made popular on the west coast called a Black IPA. All of us sort of collaborated on this recipe,” says Jacque Landry, partner & brewer at South Street Brewery in Charlottesville.

Four Different Breweries all have a hand in making the special collaborative brew:

-Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton

-Devils Backbone Brewing in Roseland

-South Street Brewery in Charlottesville

-Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet

Mark Thompson, owner of Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, talks to a reportter from CBS-19 about the special brew to be released in August at the Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival here in Nelson County.
Mark Thompson, owner of Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, talks to a reporter from CBS-19 about the special brew to be released in August at the Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival here in Nelson County.

“It’s 25 barrels which is about 50 kegs of beer. It’s just an opportunity for all of us to get together and come up with a special brew, Jacque continues.

Matt Nucci of Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton (left) looks on a Mark Thompson, owner of Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, checks the special batch being brewed. Jacque Landry, brewer and partner at South Street Brewery in Charlottesville, enjoys a sample of the beers that will be available at the BRTMF in August.
Matt Nucci of Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton (left) looks on a Mark Thompson, owner of Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, checks the special batch being brewed. Jacque Landry, brewer and partner at South Street Brewery in Charlottesville, enjoys a sample of the beers that will be available at the BRTMF in August.

The beer won’t be available until the Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival kicks off next month.

See you there on August 21st!

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