ATLANTA — Craft lager trailblazer Arches Brewing is celebrating a landmark second anniversary this month, marking two years since its debut in Hapeville, Ga. in April 2016. Having opened on the cusp of Atlanta’s craft beer explosion, the brewery remains a pioneer in the city’s beer industry and beyond, well-known for its innovative craft lager program and popular signature beers including Unseasonal Lager, Queen’s Weiss and Southern Bel’. To toast a successful two years, Arches has announced that Triboulet – the first beer out of its cutting-edge Lager Lab – will be released at the brewery’s anniversary party on Saturday, April 14.
More about Lager Lab:
Arches’ newly-created Lager Lab, helmed by biochemist-turned-brewmaster Jamey Adams, is an experimental program focused on unearthing sessionable styles common in European regions. Not regularly found in the Atlanta market today, these styles (think: Munich Helles, Dortmunder, Kellerbier, Schwarzbier) have lower alcohol content and are very drinkable, often consumed over extended periods during the day.
Cold fermentation and conditioning for these rare lagers usually takes six to eight weeks, which creates very unique, crisp and delicate flavor profiles. With the launch of Triboulet at its anniversary party, Arches will introduce Atlanta’s craft community to several new and intriguing styles while also giving its brewing team an opportunity to explore creative and adventurous avenues.
More about Triboulet:
Fermented on lager yeast, Triboulet is an India Pale Lager (IPL) that combines a crisp lager finish with modern hopping techniques. Three hop varieties are added to offer a balanced, juicy bitterness that does not overpower this lager’s signature drinkability. The addition of flaked, high-protein grains contributes to an ever-so-slight haze in appearance as well as a smooth mouthfeel – aiming to satisfy both hop lovers and lager enthusiasts alike. Guests of Arches’ anniversary party will be the first to taste this rare lager on draft at the brewery, which will be on tap until it runs out.
More about the Anniversary Party:
What’s a monumental birthday and exciting new beer release without a party to match? Arches’ second anniversary party will take place at the brewery on Saturday, April 14, from 1 to 8 p.m., featuring live music, local eats, fun festivities – and of course, lots of beer. The lineup is as follows:
- Exclusive first tastes of rare and new Arches releases, including Triboulet; Dogwood Best Bitter Southside Sour, a guava-mango sour hand-pumped English-style behind the bar; and Cabergé, a cabernet-barreled Russian Imperial Stout
- Commemorative glassware
- Live music by Lazy Lightning &The Night Shift
- Cuban fare by the popularBuena Gente Cuban Bakery food truck
- A pre-festivities group bike ride to the brewery sponsored byThe Spindle ATL
- Fun, vintage photo opps provided byAtlanta Photo Camper
General admission is $25 per person and includes commemorative glassware and eight beer tickets, while VIP admission is $75 and includes additional perks like 750 mL bottles of some of Arches’ most exclusive brews (Cabergé and Four Fiddlers), an anniversary shirt, no beer lines and early entry. Tickets can be purchased here.
Look for exciting announcements in the coming months regarding Lager Lab and new Arches styles soon to be available in cans. For more information, visit the brewery’s website or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Arches Brewing
Founded by five friends from diverse backgrounds who began as home brewers,Arches Brewing was built on the philosophy of combining the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to introduce Atlanta to many seasonally appropriate craft lagers and Euro-inspired ales. Developed around two primary core values – simplicity and quality – Arches Brewing offers more than 40 distinct styles with an emphasis on drinkability and tradition. The tasting room is open for public tastings Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m.