In a little less than one month, Founders Brewing Co. will be releasing a beer to benefit ArtPrize, an art competition hosted in the brewery’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich.
The new beer is Green Zebra, a 4.6 percent ABV gose-style ale brewed with watermelon and sea salt. Founders has released a similar beer before named Watermelon Gose, a 4.6 percent ABV gose brewed with salt and watermelon that was available as a draft-only option last year.
“ArtPrize is one of the most well-attended public art events in the world, and we are proud to continue our support,” said Dave Engbers, co-founder and president of Founders, in a press release. “We love playing with expectations when it comes to brewing our ArtPrize beers and Green Zebra is the perfect example of that. The gose style is very unique and pretty unknown, even amongst craft beer drinkers, and we wanted to bring our version of it to a larger audience. For the first time ever, our ArtPrize beer will be available across our entire distribution network so even more of our fans can get to know this style we’ve fallen in love with.”
Although Green Zebra will be the first gose in the series as well as the first beer in the series to be canned, past releases produced for the ArtPrize competition by Founders include Mosaic Promise, Inspired Artist Black IPA, Pale Joe and Spectra Trifecta.
According to Founders, Green Zebra Gose will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans ($9.99) and is scheduled to be released at the brewery on Aug. 15 before being shipped to the 46 states in Founders’ distribution network by the end of that month.