Brewing beer with food is nothing new, but The Veil Brewing Co. and Evil Twin Brewing have taken it to another level with a new collaboration being released today.
The Veil Brewing Co. is releasing Fried Fried Chicken Chicken, a double dry-hopped “Old Country” double IPA that included two party trays of Chick-fil-A chicken tenders added to one of the two mashes. According to a post on the brewery’s Facebook page, the beer is “hopped v heavily” with Citra, Enigma and Simcoe hops, and the chicken constitued “less than .4% of the total weight of the mash contents.”
In an email, Matt Tarpey, head brewer at The Veil Brewing Co., told Tenemu that the idea of the beer came from “Jeppe’s first Cracker Barrel experience in conjunction with eating a lot of chicken wings at a few of our favorite spots in Richmond.”
According to The Veil Brewing Co., Fried Fried Chicken Chicken will be packaged in four-packs of 16-ounce cans (18.50) with a three four-pack per person limit and approximately 215-240 cases available when it is released at the brewery today.
Update (July 25, 2017) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, pricing information and brewing details. It was originally published on July 6, 2017.