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Black Project Releases Stargate: Peach-Nectarine Spontaneous Sour

Black Project Releases Stargate Peach-Nectarine Spontaneous SourBlack Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales will release “STARGATE: Peach Rye | Nectarine Bourbon” on January 12, 2018 to a select group of lottery winners that will be picked randomly from entries submitted online.

STARGATE: Peach Rye | Nectarine Bourbon is the latest release from the brewery’s “PROJECT: STARGATE”, which highlights different flavors and aromas of whole fruit fermented and aged in spirit barrels, which are filled with the brewery’s spontaneous solera sour golden “DREAMLAND”. Each year the brewery picks different fruits and spirit barrels, depending on the season, to age their sour golden for several months, imparting unique flavors and aromas into the base beer.

StargateIn 2016, STARGATE debuted as “DREAMLAND: Peach Rye”, a spontaneous sour golden aged in Law’s Whiskey House Rye Whiskey barrels and refermented with whole peaches from Palisade, Colorado. That same year, DRAFT Magazine named the beer among the “Top 25 beers of 2016” and PorchDrinking.com which declared STARGATE as one of the “Best Beers of 2016”. The beer was later renamed to avoid confusion.

One year later, STARGATE was re-released to a long line of customers that extended down the street. Unfortunately, several cases were over-carbonated, which lead to canceling the release and recalling all bottles. After a few weeks of testing, Black Project discovered that the issue related to residual complex sugars in the bottles. The brewery decided to fix the problem by opening all overcarbed bottles and refermented the beer on more peaches, repackaged it, and re-release it at no additional cost to everyone that waited in line, creating the now legendary: STARGATE².

Black Project StargateThat is why this year, Black Project wanted to do something special by releasing the first double barrel blend of STARGATE. This beer combines Laws Whiskey House Rye barrel aged STARGATE with Peaches and Laws Whiskey House Bourbon barrel aged STARGATE with Nectarines together, to produce “the most complex, most fruit forward, and most nuanced sour beer we have ever made.” After tasting the barrels apart and blended, James Howat (founder, brewer, and blender) found that the fruit-forward rye whiskey and bourbon whisky complemented and showcased each fruit with more depth and complexity than the individual barrels alone, combining juicy peaches with tart nectarines, which adds an incredible complexity of spice from the rye with the rich vanilla oak from the bourbon finish.

Customers that are interesting in buying a bottle, must register in advance for the online lottery by visiting the brewery’s website: blackprojectbeer.com/lotterystargate before Thursday, January 4, 2018. Customers that win the online lottery will have a week to pre-purchase bottles for $22/bottle – 500mL bottle, cork and cap.

About Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales is the passion project of James Howat, owner, brewer, and blender; and Sarah Howat, owner and operations manager; of what was formerly Former Future Brewing Company. The brewery began production in January 2014 and won two bronze medals and one silver medal for their coolship ales (Category: Experimental, Subcategory: Wild Ales) at The Great American Beer Festival in 2014, 2015, and 2017. In 2016, Black Project expanded production with a small addition to the property which allowed for the expansion of their barrel program. This allowed the brewery to evolve from Former Future Brewing Company to only serving Black Project beers. In 2018, Black Project hopes to produce 250 BBL of beer and increase distribution.

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Sunday, October 1st


Lupulin Fiasco @ Romero’s K9 Club & Taphouse

 

Monday, October 2nd


Live Radio event covering GABF @ Brix Taphouse

Tap Takeover: Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing @ Kline’s Beer Hall

Casey Brewing and Blending GABF 2017 Full Event Page

GABF Week – Sour Monday @ Freshcraft

GABF Release: Nightmare on Brett Marionberry @ Crooked Stave

GABF Colorado Night @ Good Zuur

Welcome Toppling Goliath To Colorado @ Tap and Handle (Fort Collins)

GABF Celebration @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

GABF One Night Stand @ The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party Kick Off

Tuesday, October 3rd


Great American Bark Festival @ Romero’s K9 Club & Taphouse

Paramount Cafe Beer Festival @ Paramount Cafe

Love you Long time GABF tap takeover @ Southside Bar & Kitchen

Beers Made By Walking @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science

GABF California Breweries @ Good Zuur

CSA Distributing Takes Over @ The Crafty Fox

Snag the Swag Night – Gold Wrap Rare Trait Glass @ Cerebral Brewing

Rust Belt Tap Takeover @ Cedar Creek Pub

Thirst’s Tour Of Colorado @ Tap Fourteen

Rusty Nail Draft Release @ Cedar Creek Pub

GABF Week – Local Showcase Tuesday @ Freshcraft

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Mead Street Station

GABF Allstars @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)

Wednesday, October 4th


Greeley GABF Kickoff Party: Featuring Wiley Roots & WeldWerks

Neature Walk Can Release at Wiley Roots @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company

GABF Week Exclusive Bottle Releases! @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company

GABF Farm to Barrel @ Good Zuur

GABF Release Week // Mexican Chocolate Stout Variations @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Good Bugs Fermentation=Flavor GABF Event @ The Crafty Fox

GABF Week: Barrel Aged Beer Night @ Jakes Brew Bar

All-Star IPA Throwdown @ Falling Rock Tap House

Duvel USA GABF Pre-Party @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Pre-GABF Shindig @ Tivoli Brewing Co

A Night with Rare Barrel @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)

Pink Boots Rare Beer Tasting @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus

GABF Beer & Cookie Pairing & Small Batch Release @ Mockery Brewing

GABF Launch Party! @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

Dogfish Heah Happy Hour with Sam Calagione GABF @ Avanti F&B

CO Craft Beer & Mile High Trivia @ Brix Taphouse

Colorado Invitational: GABF Kickoff Party – 2017 @ New Image Brewing Company

Butcher and Brew @ Butcher’s Bistro

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Denver Biscuit Company

Great American Beer Festival Kick Off Party! @ CHUBurger RiNo

What the Funk!? Invitational 2017 *SOLD OUT* @ The Studios at Overland Crossing

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Thursday, October 5th


GABF Week – Casey Brewing & Blending @ Freshcraft

GABF Week: Ska x Telluride – Spirit Animal Party! @ Freshcraft

Beer Hall Brawl ft. Melvin & Bierstadt @ Rackhouse Pub

Hops and Sours @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

GABF Release Week // Barrel Aged Day @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Bus Rides, Beer, And Bourbon With New Holland Brewing @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

2nd Annual F@#*ing CTA Catalina Wine Mixer @ Call to Arms Brewing Company

GABF Week: Funk, Wild and Sour @ Jakes Brew Bar

A night with Odd 13 Brewing @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Barrel Aged Golden Sour Ale w/ Muscat Grapes Bottle Release! @ Mockery Brewing

BLVD + Ommegang GABF Headquarters Party @ Appaloosa Grill

Wibby Brewing: Slam Dunkel Contest @ Lucky Pie (Denver)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Friday, October 6th


GABF Week, Casey Brewing & Blending @ Hops & Pie

GABF Casey, Jester King, & Side Project @ Goed Zuur

GABF Release Week // All things SOUR! @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

GABF Week: Odell & Stone @ Freshcraft

GABF Week: Station 26  & Indeed Brewing @ Freshcraft

The GABF LAuGhER @ Rackhouse Pub

Enter The House of Flying Barrels

Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX

GABF Outer Range + Wiley Roots Specialty Beer Tap Takeover! @ The Crafty Fox

GABF Week: CSA Distributing Tap Takeover @ Jakes Brew Bar

Adroit Theory Tap Takeover & Collab Release @ Mockery Brewing

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Saturday, October 7th


GABF Week: Breakfast with The Bruery @ Freshcraft

Even the Losers Pity Party @ Call to Arms Brewing Company

GABF Week: Trve & Green Flash @ Freshcraft

GABF Release Week // Coconut Snowed In @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

GABF Midwest Night @ Good Zuur

GABF Week: Surly Brewing @ Freshcraft

Trve & Friends GABF Tasting @ The Crafty Fox

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Tap Fourteen

GABF Finale ft. Toasted Coconut & Mayan Chocolate Mr. Sandman @ River North Brewery

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party