An interest in the sour program at Northeast Minneapolis’ Fair State Brewing Cooperative led the folks at San Diego’s Modern Times Beer to pursue a collaboration between the two breweries. Fair State head brewer Niko Tonks is heading to San Diego this weekend to help brew a beer they’re calling The Shoulder of Orion, a pale hoppy lager made with Huell Melon hops.
Did you know Niko’s headed to San Diego to brew a collab pale lager with @moderntimesbeer this weekend? follow along on twitter & instagram
— Fair State Brewing (@FairStateCoop) July 14, 2016
Fair State President and CEO Evan Salle is excited about the project after he helped Modern Times pour at their Festival of Funk in San Diego back in March. “Modern Times is well known for their passion for all things hoppy, and we certainly love our pale lagers. So this is a perfect blend of our unique styles,” says Sallee.
We owe HUGE thank you to all of the breweries, volunteers, & attendees that made Festival of Funk so amazing. pic.twitter.com/b0uYhye5uS
— Modern Times Beer (@ModernTimesBeer) March 8, 2016
In Minnesota, the beer will be released on draft at Fair State’s taproom on July 28, and it will debut in California at Modern Times’ Festival of Dankness on August 13.