CINCINNATI — Urban Artifact, Cincinnati-based craft brewer and “wild culture” expert, today announced the release of their 2018 brewing calendar and the release of Pocket Watch, a Midwest Fruit Tart with a copious amount of concord grapes, black currants, and red plums.
In 2017 Urban Artifact released 94 different beers in draft, bottle and can which allowed for creativity of our signature style. The release calendar for 2018 was built from that innovation with an even greater focus on the Midwest Fruit Tart style as well as building out the core portfolio.
New additions for 2018 are Glimmer, a tart IPA, that showcases Mosaic hops along with refreshingly tart acidity, as well as the six month rotational line which includes Flash Lamp (Tart White Ale) and Owler (Tart Vanilla Brown).
“We are excited to not only bring back many fan favorites including Squeezebox and Fire Iron, but also adding beers like Glimmer to our perennial. Glimmer is a beer that is opening a large number of customerss eyes to what a tart/sour beer can be” said Scotty Hunter, Chief of Strategic Development.
Releasing for the first time in the new year, Pocket Watch looks to be a staple every winter moving forward. It is a beer that was inspired by the concept of traditional fruit punch and this adaptation utilizes three fresh fruits, vanilla beans in the form of spice and Urban Artifact’s house lactobacillus fermentation for the tart kick to round everything out. The blend of red plums, concord grapes and black currants creates a beer with incredible depth of character.
Pocket Watch is set to release the week of January 1st, on draft and in cans. It will go on sale at better beer retailers across Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The Urban Artifact taproom release is Tuesday, January 2nd at 4 pm.
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.