FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Springdale Beer just launched the first blend in their brand new Beta Blend Series. The Beta Blend Series takes beer collaborations out of breweries and into kitchens. Springdale is in a unique position to partner with culinary professionals to approach the blending process from a new perspective, treating these more like recipes than formulas. The first in the series was brewed in collaboration with Bronwyn, a European restaurant and bar located in Somerville, MA.
“Springdale Beta Blend: Bronwyn” is a Pineapple Basil Sour. The golden base was aged in three different French Oak barrels and fermented with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. Fresh pineapple and Thai basil were added.
“The idea for pineapple came from tasting the base beer, which had a distinct pineapple character from the Brettanomyces yeast we used. It’s got a little of the perfume from the Thai basil, a mild whiff of pineapple sweetness and funk, and is incredibly well-balanced without being overly sour.” -Matt Cohen, Springdale Barrel Master
“Everyone is drinking a lot of this beer right now, so it’s very exciting. […] It compliments a lot of food on our menu and it is a seasonal beer that you want to drink right now on the patio or at the bar.” -Bronwyn Wiechmann, Co-owner of Bronwyn restaurant.
Springdale Beta Blend: Bronwyn is available now exclusively on draft at Bronwyn and the Springdale Barrel Room.
About Springdale Beer
Springdale is the experimental offshoot of Jack’s Abby Brewing, located in Framingham, MA. The Barrel Room is where we let the ancient alchemy between beer and oak work its slow magic. We’re dedicated to exploration and innovation, crafting IPAs, barrel-aged sour beers and tributes to classic beer styles that continue to inspire us.
BRONWYN is a restaurant and bar located in Union Square, Somerville, featuring the cuisine of Germany and greater Central and Eastern Europe. Chef Tim Wiechmann draws on his cultural heritage to create handcrafted sausages, schnitzels, traditional noodles and specialties such as Riesling sauerkraut and giant pretzels. An extensive list of bier and regional wein has been curated to enhance the cuisine. The chef’s wife, Bronwyn, is the restaurant’s namesake.