According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and Gigantic Brewing Co. have teamed up to make Phuket, It’s Not That Far From Laos.
The story of how the collaboration began from Jolly Pumpkin’s point-of-view is depicted on back of the bottle:
Our friends at Gigantic are intrepid world travelers. We first met Ben and Andrea pouring beer At a festival on a far exotic isle. They told us tales of Kauai, We told them tales of Hawai’i
Van, we met later
The next year we visited Kauai Seeing Ben and Andrea, later At the next festival on the next exotic isle. Ben said “Hey we should do a collabo” And I said “You’re in big trouble now, Ben Love”
And he was
Phuket is not that far from Laos
The collaboration beer between the Dexter, Mich. and Portland, Ore. breweries is a saison brewed with jasmine rice, palm sugar, lemon peel and lime peel added.
It will be packaged in 750 ml bottles.
No timetable for release has been announced.