All three of us have been big fans of what Michael Kiser has created with his Good Beer Hunting project for quite some time. Such big fans that we decided to work with Michael to develop our branding, along with designer and fellow GBH collaborator Kyle Fletcher. Thus started a relationship with GBH that we hope will continue well into the future as we've come to respect Michael even more through this process but more importantly we've come to call him our friend.
We've often said that part of our vision at Central State is to brew collaboratively as often as possible. Such collaborations have a near magical ability to bring out the best of all parties involved, leading to an end result greater than our independent contributions. Even prior to having beer in our own tanks, we have had the honor to brew collaborations with some great breweries including 18th Street Brewery, Mash Craft Brewing, and Black Acre Brewing. We have a great deal of respect for each of them and look forward to working on new projects with them again in the future.
We wouldn't want to limit these collaborative projects to working only with brewers. We also want to also reach out to like-minded people in other fields and find great ways to create something special combining all of our talents. So when Michael broached the possibility of working together to brew a beer for the Lupulin Carnival hosted by 4 Hands Brewing, we immediately jumped at the opportunity. After a silly amount of emails flying back and forth with ideas, we developed a plan to brew a 100% Brett Wheat IPA called "Palm Sunday Tornado". We fermented this batch with our house Brett Brux strain and hopped the bejeesus out of it with Pacific Jade, Simcoe, and Citra hops. We are incredibly excited to pour Palm Sunday Tornado with Michael this coming weekend in St. Louis!
In the next few weeks we will start production on full scale batches at the Irvington Coal Factory alongside our host brewery, Black Acre Brewing. It has been a long journey preparing to get these first batches of Central State beer into the tanks, and all of us are incredibly eager to start sharing these beers with all of you. More to come on this soon.