Lakewood Brewing Co. and Black Man Brewing released a collaboration beer last weekend.
The new beer is Artsy Tartsy, a 5.1 percent kettle soured berliner wiesse that was brewed with brettanomyces claussenii yeast and aged on Texas plums “for about a week.” According to Craig Bradley, marketing and events manager at Lakewood, the new beer was a one-off release brewed in early August with Barrett Tillman, owner of Texas-based Black Man Brewing, specifically for the Art of the Brew festival that took place in Austin, Texas on Sept. 5.
The Art of the Brew website explains the event:
Art of the Brew is the crossroads of contemporary art, craft beer, music, and food. This one-day event demonstrates the connections and influences these creative communities have on one another and encourages greater collaboration between them. In preparation for the event, artist and brewers meet to discuss their work during brewery visits and over a few cold ones. On the day of the event, breweries showcase their craft by providing tastings in the Beer Garden while the artworks influenced by the breweries are displayed in the gallery. Food from local chefs will be built to pair with what’s on tap, while local musicians provide the atmosphere and entertainment.
According to Bradley, Artsy Tartsy was a “10 gal. pilot brew”, and there are no plans for Lakewood to brew it again at this time.