Shadow Brew

Every year, during the Shadow Art Fair, we unveil a special beer, brewed in honor of the event. This summer’s beer, which is being called the Penumbra Blackberry White Ale, will be unveiled at 6:00 PM this Saturday, at the Corner Brewery. Here’s the official writeup:

Brewed with chamomile, lavender, strawberry rose petal white tea, french oak chips, tangerines, oranges, vanilla chai granola, lemons, blackberry jam, black raspberry jam, blueberries, black raspberries, date crunch granola, brown rice syrup, mojito mix, raspberry sorbet, coconut sap nectar, macadamia nuts, tapioca starch, strawberries, jasmine, pink rose buds, and tons of blackberries. Aged one month in a bourboney oak barrel.

Supplies are limited. The Shadow Brew is released at 6pm at the Brewery and typically sells out quickly. Act accordingly if you’re interested in trying it.

And, as always, a portion of sales from the Shadow Brews goes toward our Shadow Arts Grant. Many thanks to our volunteer brewers Ryan, Logan, & Hollis.

Fortunately, I was able to spend a few minutes with Ryan and Logan during tonight’s pre-Shadow warmup event at Frenchie’s. Here’s my interview with them:

[note: Patrick Elkins, the fellow with the beard on the far left, had absolutely nothing to do with the brewing, so don’t be scared.]

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  1. Fred
    Posted July 7, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Alcohol kills germs, right?

  2. Knox
    Posted July 8, 2010 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    If that’s what this brew does to you, I can’t wait to try it. My brains haven’t been scrambled in a long time.

  3. Andy C
    Posted July 8, 2010 at 10:00 am | Permalink


  4. Elf
    Posted July 8, 2010 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    The whole things is beard-strained.

    That’s how they get out the lumps of granola.


  5. Kim
    Posted July 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Ann Arbor now, looking at a copy of the Current magazine. It has a really small listing for the Shadow Art Fair. It’s about the size of two postage stamps. In contrast, it has 14 full pages on the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, with the headline “walking amongst creatives.” I realize that the Ann Arbor Art Fairs probably gave them a lot of cash for the coverage, but it’s an absolute joke that our local “alternative” monthly is so pathetic. It makes me want to vomit.

  6. E wod
    Posted July 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    “walking amongst creatives”

    I will have to remember to say that to myself as I make my way through the Shadow.

  7. Posted July 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    In terms of how much money our two very different art fairs bring into our respective cities, I think the space allotted in print is about right. We are about two stamps worth to their fourteen pages. I’d like to think that it’s not all about money, though.

  8. rrraaaaarrrrgghhh!!!
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    So if it’s not all about money, what else is it? Sum it up in four values. Go.

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