Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Perrin Brewing and Cigar City Beer Collaboration

Written by  Paul Starr
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Perrin Brewing of Comstock Park and Florida’s Cigar City Brewing are teaming up to craft a specialty beer release made only available in Michigan. Wayne Wambles, Head Brewer at Cigar City will be brewing together with John Stewart, Director of Brewing Operations at Perrin on Thursday, June 16th at Perrin Brewing.
After the recent addition of Cigar City Brewing to the Oskar Blues/Perrin/Klopcic team, Oskar Blues Holding Company decided to let the head brewers have some fun. The head brewers were thrilled to bring the two beer cultures and communities together for the first time. The breweries combination stems from the want to take risks and grow against the grain in the era of increasing competition within the craft beer industry; Perrin and Cigar City intend to do just that.

The specialty beer is “White Noise”, an Imperial White IPA brewed with several unique hops and blend of spices. Unlike a normal IPA the white IPA is very pale and made with wheat, unmalted wheat, and flaked oats to give a lighter color but creamy body. Once the beer is fermented with Belgian yeast, the subtle hints of lemon grass, juniper berries, and grains of paradise will blend into a spicy (hoppy) and slightly floral White IPA. ABV will be 9-10% range.

Perrin Brewing is excited to welcome Wayne to the brewery and craft a specialty beer for the state of Michigan. “White Noise”, Imperial White IPA will be available on draft and 22oz bottles at Perrin Pub and in Michigan stores, bars, and restaurants. “White Noise” will be available in late July.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.