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A Splash of Sound Into Color

Chromesthesia is a sense impression wherein someone hears a sound and sees/feels a color their brain associates with that audio cue. Often associated with genius, it seemed fitting to name our March BC Small Batch release Sound Into Color, as it’s a beautiful, brilliant beer.

Complex, sweet-tart, and refreshing, this imperial kettle sour is brewed with tart cherry and raspberry. The fruit additions provide an intense red hue and give the beer a nice touch of body, along with a round of Citra dry-hopping.

Brooklyn Center Lead Brewer/Darkness artist emeritus Josh Lemke, who had a hand in crafting previous fruited sour favorites, had this to say:

“This style is a fun one to experiment with and is a personal favorite,” says Lemke. “Experimenting with flavor combinations, fruits, and kettle souring processes is always a fun little challenge, and the payoff is a vibrant, abstract beer like this.”

Visualizing a hard-to-define concept like Sound Into Color for the cans proved to be a challenge that Surly graphic designer Tanner Bachman was ready to meet.

“Not having chromesthesia, I had to visualize what that sensation might look like,” says Bachman. “Basically, it’s a giant f—ing explosion of color, and complements the color of the beer itself.”

We agree.

 

PARTICULARS

  • Hops: Warrior (bittering), Citra (dry hopping)
  • Malt: 2-Row, Acidulated, Carafoam, Unmalted Wheat
  • Yeast: English Ale, Lactobacillus
  • Special Guests: Tart Cherry, Raspberry
  • Pour: Magenta
  • ABV: 7.7%

Sound Into Color is available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans to all U.S. Surly markets.

 

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