If you haven’t had a chance to experience any of Mad Fritz Brewing’s concoctions, they are certainly turning the beer world on its ear with a revolutionary approach to the entire process. Born from years of winemaking, and more importantly a deep love for frothy, cold beer—Mad Fritz brews beers featuring specially sourced water from ultra-premium aquifers, springs, and wells. In addition, they utilize estate grains and hops as well as custom malting to their exact specifications. The result is a truly remarkable beer of unparalleled craftsmanship from start to finish.
Our featured beer and the highlight of this event is a special edition of Mad Fritz’ “The Kite, Frog and Mouse” Rye Ale using well water from Calistoga. The beer was then aged in some of our own bourbon barrels that were used for our custom spirits program.
We will also be pouring “The Wind and Sun” Golden Ale. Mad Fritz’ rendition of a Belgian Strong Ale with saison yeast aged in third use French oak Chardonnay barrels. Water sourcing for this delightful offering comes from St. Helena. For the mash bill, we see Copeland barley sourced from Fallon, Nevada. For a bittering and balancing element, Glacier Hops were chosen from Clearlake, CA.
Finally, “The Old Man and Death” Imperial Rye Stout is the darker offering for our valued guests. This beer uses a 2 row barley called “Full Pint” bred by Pat Hayes at Oregon State University. This special barley was grown in Brownsville Oregon, and micro-malted in Colorado. The final component to the recipe is rye grown in Fallon, Nevada and micro malted at Rebel Malting in Reno, Nevada. Ivanhoe hops from Clearlake are used to balance the hefty malt bill.
We are truly honored to have the chance to showcase the immense talents of Nile Zacherle and his up-and-coming craft brewery or as they call it “Ultra Craft.” Once we open the taps, we won’t stop pouring throughout the weekend until the beer is gone, so come on down and get your hands on them before the well runs dry.