Lawrence Beer Company and Ska Brewing Collaborate on Saison for New Kansas Brewery’s Grand Opening

Lawrence, KS – Ska Brewing has been invited by the all-new Lawrence Beer Company for their brewery’s grand opening street party on August 25 in Lawrence, Kansas. Legendary ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will be cranking up the beats at this end-of-summer block party in the Warehouse Arts District.

Lawrence Beer Company President and Co-Founder Matt Williams along with Head Brewer Sam McClain will join Ska Co-Founder and CEO Dave Thibodeau and Ska brewer Joe Hull at the Ska headquarters in Durango, Colorado on July 28 to create a collaboration brew that will be poured at the event.

The collaboration beer is a summer Saison—a dry saison brewed with rye.  It has a golden white head and is slightly spicy, with a stone fruit aroma and a citrus finish.  In addition to the collaboration beer, Ska will also be pouring Mexican Logger, True Blonde, Modus Hoperandi and Pink Vapor Stew.

“We wanted to thank the City of Lawrence for all the tremendous support with an affordable street party that would enable more of the community to be involved,” said Williams.  “We are extremely excited to include a band like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and it was a no brainer to also partner with our friends at Ska Brewing for the launch.  Their world-class beer portfolio will help ease the volume demands of an event like this out of the gate, and they have been a model of how to grow a brewery with integrity and personality as part of a community.  We’ve been honored to get to know them over the last several years.”

“We’ve been craft brewing comrades of the good folks at Lawrence for awhile now, and it means a lot that they thought of Ska Brewing to pour alongside them at this monumental event for their business,” said Thibodeau. “Knowing our roots in brewing were largely inspired and accompanied by our passion for ska music, they thought we were the perfect partners for this event.”

Tickets are $10 each and available at lawrencebeerco.com or at the gates day of show. The event takes place at Lawrence Beer Company in the Warehouse Arts District (826 Pennsylvania Street, Lawrence, KS 66044). Gates open at 5 pm on August 25.

About Ska Brewing

Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces over a dozen award-winning beers. Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement Ska Brewing is known for an array of styles in 12-ounce cans including Modus Hoperandi, Mexican Logger, Euphoria and Pinstripe. For information (a lot of it), music, and a good time, visit skabrewing.com. Plug-in to the latest updates, beer releases and shenanigans at facebook.com/skabrew and twitter.com/skabrewing.

About Lawrence Brewing Company

Based in the historic Warehouse Arts District in Lawrence, KS, Lawrence Beer Company will be a full brewery and restaurant focusing on classic American ales, seasonal variety, and small batch experimentation.  Follow along with the crew as they head toward the finish line at Instagram.com/lawrencebeercompany and Facebook.com/lawrencebeercompany. 

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