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TRVE brews series of ales in honor of ABSU

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I'm a simpleton, in general, but particularly when it comes to beer -- I know, a shameful admission in this town, beloved land of the microbrews. Sorry, dude. Most of that stuff gives me a headache. Still I can't help but be hopelessly in love with TRVE Brewing Company. I mean, come on, man, how can you not be? TRVE is about as fucking metal as it gets.

See also: TRVE Brewing and Dave Otero of Flatline Audio join forces

Just a few months ago, for instance, TRVE teamed up with metal maestro Dave Otero for a series of complimentary recordings. As if any more metal credentials were required, witness the brewer's latest project: four ales being brewed in honor of ABSU, a brutal black metal band from Texas -- or, more specifically, the beers are being crafted in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of The Sun Of Tiphareth, the group's second album. The first of the four is Eastern Candle, named after the tune "Never Blow Out the Eastern Candle." His the details on the other three that are soon to be, er, on tap:

Tiphareth - Red Ale: This will be a soured beer with a mild strain of brettanomyces fermented in red wine barrels. This fusion will have a nice malty, tart, yet dry balance including red wine adding a background complexity.

Manannán - Brown Ale: The Manannán batch will feature rye in the grain bill, as it will be soured and fermented with a shrouded strain of brettanomyces in whiskey barrels. This will be a more assertive brew with malt character and plenty of obscurity from the yeast that also showcases the barrel flavors.

Winter Zephyr - Black Ale: A dark wheat and dark rye concoction giving the beer its cryptic color. This ale will highlight a fair amount of oats to retain vast body after the brettanomyces have alchemically fermented in wine barrels.




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