Urban Artifact to Release Collaboration New England IPA with Boston Beer Co.’s Samuel Adams

Cincinnati, Ohio – Urban Artifact, Cincinnati-based craft brewer and “wild culture” expert, today announced a collaboration with craft beer icon, Sam Adams, to brew a draft only limited release.  The collaboration beer, Tricorne, is a tart New England IPA with Pawpaw, a mango-like tropical fruit. It is also a true collaboration, with a portion of the wort produced and soured at Urban Artifact, then shipped to the Samuel Adams brewery in nearby Over the Rhine where it was boiled and blended with the remaining portion of wort before fermentation and packaging.

The first chance to try Tricorne will be September 15th at the 2017 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in the Sam Adams 513 sampling tent. In addition, events are scheduled to release the collaboration beer at Growler House, Firehouse Grill and Flipside in Liberty. Additionally, craft beer lovers can find Tricone at a small number of bars and restaurants in greater Cincinnati, northern Kentucky and Chattanooga TN.

“The experience was eye opening,” explains lead brewer Josh Elliot.”The Sam Adams brewers were refreshingly open to new ideas and provided a lot of technical guidance which was pivotal to executing such a unique project.”

“We’ve had a lot of fun experimenting over the past few months with our friends at Urban Artifact to create this really interesting collaboration beer using pawpaw fruit,” said Eryn Bottens, Brewer at Sam Adams. “The Tricorne IPA is a pretty unique IPA and we’re thrilled that drinkers will finally have the chance to sample it starting at Oktoberfest this weekend.”

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 Scotty Hunter.

About Samuel Adams and The Boston Beer Company

The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation’s great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would soon become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution.

Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered another revolution, the ‘extreme beer’ movement, where it seeks to challenge drinker’s perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and is one of world’s most awarded breweries at international beer competitions. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains its primary focus. Although Samuel Adams beer is America’s leading craft beer, it accounts for only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America. For more information, please visit www.samueladams.com.

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