Today it seems that fortune did favor the funk!

We were just awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ medal for Fortune Favors the Funk in the old style Gueuze-Lambic category at the Brussels Beer Challenge in Belgium.

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“We are so honored to be recognized in this category, and are humbled to be listed alongside legendary Belgian breweries like Lindemans, Boon, and Tilquin. It makes us so happy and proud to know that our beers can hold their own on a blind judging panel in both America and Belgium, and we hope for continued success in the future.”
-Ryan Fields, Head Brewer & Blender

For all of you that still have bottles of this gem, now might be a good time to pop one open.  For those who don’t, hopefully in the future we can get the Sierra Nevada crew back down here and make another batch. Cheers!

fortune-favors-the-funkAfter 18 months of brewing, aging and countless tastings, we started the transition away from The Propagation Series with the release of Fortune Favors the Funk, a ‘Lambic inspired’ ale.
Fortune Favors the Funk is a unique collaboration with our talented friends from Sierra Nevada. Together, we spent an afternoon tasting and blending to create a beer that showcases our love of wild flavors and balanced acidity. The final beer was created using the Blendery’s ‘Lambic inspired’ barrels and an experimental hop Sierra Nevada provided, known as ex-598.

Fortune Favors the Funk was brewed with traditional lambic ingredients; pilsner malt, unmalted wheat and aged hops boiled for three hours. The base beer was fermented in neutral oak barrels and aged for almost a year. After blending, the beer was dry hopped with ex-598 hops, bottled with wine yeast, and allowed to condition for over two months. Fortune Favors the Funk has a classic rustic profile balanced with solid acidity, full body, and clean finish. It was initially released on Friday, June 24th.

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