Yazoo Brewing Collaborates with Jose Cuervo on Maracuya y Tradicional Golden Strong Ale with Passion Fruit

Nashville, TN — Yazoo Brewing Company is pleased to announce at 3pm CST on April 19, 2017 in the Yazoo taproom the release of an almost 2 year collaborative project with Jose Cuervo Tequila named “Maracuya’ y Tradicional” ​( translated: Passion Fruit and Traditional Casks). The final product is a 9.9% abv Brettanomyces Golden Strong Ale with Passion Fruit aged in Jose Cuervo 100% Blue Agave Tradicional Resposado Tequila casks.

Head of Yazoo’s Sour & Barrel aging program Brandon Jones says “Working with a legendary 200 year old Tequila producer on this project has been a very fun crossover into merging beer, freshly emptied tequila oak and wild yeasts. The beer has a big bright tropical fruit character that melds so well into the deep smooth character of the tequila casks. There are a lot of layers to this beer, it’s definitely multiple beers in one bottle.”

Maracuya y Tradicional is part of the Embrace The Funk line of beers and is packaged for taproom sales / limited local distribution in 750ml bottles with a real wood label. To celebrate this release (in addition to the 750mls) the Yazoo taproom will also have 20 (twenty) 1.5L magnum bottles of this one time collaboration available on a first come first serve basis.

To further the “collaborative spirit” after emptying the oak tequila casks Yazoo then shipped them back to Mexico. Jose Cuervo is currently finishing a version of their 100% Blue Agave tequila in these same casks for a future special release of a Embrace The Funk tequila.

Yazoo Brewing Company is an independent locally owned brewery in the Gulch area of downtown Nashville, TN.

Opening in 2003 the brewery now distributes bottles and draft beer to Tennessee, Mississippi, Colorado, New York, South Carolina and Indiana. The onsite taproom is open weekly Wednesday through Saturday, with tours of the brewery also available. The Yazoo Embrace The Funk (ETF) program is a series of wild and sour beers aged in various types of oak ranging from 6 months to 3 years.

Jose Cuervo is the best selling tequila brand in the world. Produced first in 1795 and still family owned by the Beckmann family in Mexico. The brand is imported and distributed by Proximo Spirits based in Jersey City, NJ.

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