On Friday, Sept. 26, Westbrook Brewing Co. released two different versions of a new quadrupel named Can Can at an event supporting the Young Survival Coalition. Each version of the beer sports pink labels and were aged for three years in different barrels: one in red wine barrels and the other in bourbon barrels. According to the brewery, less than 75 cases of each were produced, each 20-ounce bottle was sold for $20 and there was a limit of three bottles of each variant per person.
According to their website, the Young Survival Coalition “is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.” The Westbrook Can Can release was held in order to raise money for a team taking part in the Young Survival Coalition’s Tour de Pink, which is an annual bike race wherein participants raise money via donations for their teams, which is then given to the foundation. A portion of the proceeds from tasting room and bottle sales at the event went to the three member Team Touring Ta-Ta’s, who participated in the East Coast ride from Sept. 19-21. The Tour de Pink was started in 2004 by Lisa Frank and Matt Purdue, and now consists of three events on both coasts and over 1,200 participants every year.
“As far as the name of Can Can, do you ever drink something or try something and it just takes you to a different place,” said Morgan Westbrook, co-founder.
“I know that probably sounds a little hippie dippy or odd, but that’s a lot of what inspires my/Westbrook’s recipes. Where do you want to go, what do you want to see when you’re there? Both Can Cans are super fun, a little boozy or as I like to say, they’ll put a little color in your cheeks! It’s a beer that reminds me of what could be a fun night of old school dancing until you sweat and drinking out of those Marie Antoinette champagne glasses.”
Bottles of Can Can were offered at the event and are still available at the Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based brewery, and Westbrook still has Can Can on tap as well.