Ska Brewing Brings Pink Vapor Stew Sour Ale to Chicago

DURANGO, CO – Ska will be introducing Chicagoans to its first-born Mod Project beer— Pink Vapor Stew Sour Ale—this summer. Pink Vapor Stew will hit shelves in Chicago beginning June 22.

Over the past year, Ska has brewed more than 25 different experimental beers as part of the Mod Project at its Durango, Colorado headquarters. Many of Ska’s Mod beers are made with fresh fruit from Colorado’s Western Slope. These beers range from an oak-aged strong plum ale to Palisade peach gose and sour apple ale.

The Mod Project brewery is a smaller, innovative brewery that sits square in the middle of Ska’s warehouse and was purpose-built to allow Ska’s brewers to experiment with various progressive brewing techniques. Recent facility expansion has allowed Ska to produce new styles of Mod beers in larger quantities and release some of these creations to a wider audience in cans.

Pink Vapor Stew, the Mod Project’s firstborn creation, will be available for the first time to the Chicago market. Pink Vapor Stew Sour Ale, made with Citra and Galaxy hops, is a tropical medley of citrus and sour flavors blended together with earthy beets, carrots and ginger.

Ska will be hosting a number of Chicago events throughout the week:

  • Thursday, June 22nd, 8pm-10pm: A tribute to Fishbone at the Emporium featuring DJ Chuck Wren. 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
  • Friday, June 23rd, 5pm-8pm: Tap takeover at Binny’s with Mod Project flights and other Ska specialty brews. 1720 N. Marcey St., Chicago, IL.
  • Saturday, June 24th, 12pm-2pm: Whole Foods Market will be tapping Pink Vapor Stew and sampling Modus Mandarina with fresh fruits and vegetables. 1550 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642.

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 oz cans including Modus Hoperandi, Mexican Logger, Euphoria and Pinstripe. For information (a lot of it), music, and a good time, visit Plug in to the latest updates, beer releases and shenanigans at and

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