Cincinnati, OH – Urban Artifact, Cincinnati’s wild culture expert, collaborated with St. Anthony’s Shrine and Friary located in nearby Mt. Airy by catching wild yeast on their property. Once the correct wild yeast specimen was selected, the brewing team worked with the Friars at St. Anthony’s to concoct a beer to blend with the wonderful micro-flora.
The beer brewed is a rich and malty Quad clocking in at 10.1% ABV. The Quad spent 10 months aging in a red wine barrel aging with wild yeast caught on the property and will now be available in bottles and draft!
The Fat Tuesday bottle release event will also serve as a fund-raiser for the Franciscan Friars. Proceeds from every bottle sold and draft poured of The Quad will be donated to aid the Friars with their mission work.
About Urban Artifact
Urban Artifact celebrates “Wild Culture”, both by the beers they artfully craft and the experiences they create in their taproom. Focusing on wild beers, as well as bringing the best in local entertainment to their performance space, Urban Artifact strives to be a destination for the Northside neighborhood and Cincinnati as a whole. Located on Blue Rock Street in the former St. Patrick’s church, Urban Artifact is comprised of partners Scott Hand, Bret Kollmann Baker, and Scott Hunter.
About St. John the Baptist Province
The St. John the Baptist Province (SJB) is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. Its more than 145 friars are members of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), a Franciscan brotherhood inspired by the 13th-century example of St. Francis of Assisi serving the Catholic Church as brothers and priests, in devotion to the search for God in a communal life of poverty, prayer, and service to the poor. Our friars live and work in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Missouri, Washington D.C. and Jamaica. Individual friars minister in Africa, Japan and the Philippines. St. Francis found much joy in living the Gospel, and in his day inspired thousands of men and women to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In today’s troubled world, Franciscans continue to share the good news of God’s love in ways that we hope will inspire people of our time. The St. Anthony Shrine is a ministry of this Province.
More information about St. John the Baptist Province can be found at www.franciscan.org and www.stanthony.org