Steamworks Brewing Co. will continue its Firkin Friday series by tapping the “Steamworks Stinger” at 3 p.m. Friday.
“The base beer is a new recipe for us,” said Director of Brewing Operations Ken Martin, in a news release. “It’s an English-style brown ale brewed with 5 gallons of 100 percent pure Vermont maple syrup.”
Steamworks brewer Chad Quinn collaborated with Honey Stinger, a sports nutrition company based in Steamboat Springs in the creation of the firkin.
“We combined Honey Stinger Organic Acai Pomegranate gels with fresh spruce tips, which were then infused with our new English-style brown ale to provide a sweet backbone for the spicy and fruity esters of the beer,” said Quinn.
A firkin is an old English unit of volume, typically a wooden cask equal to approximately one-quarter of a regular barrel, or nine-tenths of a gallon. The word “firkin” is derived from the Middle Dutch word “vierdekijn,” which means “fourth” as in one-fourth the size. Firkin beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered, contains no preservatives and is served at cellar temperature – cool but not cold.
Steamworks, 801 East Second Ave., initiated its Firkin Friday series to introduce unusual, specialty craft beers to patrons, and augment its regular offerings.
For more information, visit www.steamworksbrewing.com or call 259-9200.