Starr Hill Brewery and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery introduced a collaboration beer brewed specially for Richmond’s Fall Line Fest. This unique brew was named by a local fan in a contest run on Starr Hill’s Facebook page.
The collaboration beer will officially be called “Fall Line Fest Amped Up Ale,” as suggested by fan Page Hayes of Richmond, Va. The collaboration beer is a Farmhouse ale, dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace and Mandarina Bavaria hops and spiced with fresh local ginger. It made its debut at the Starr Hill Tap Room.
“It is always great to work with Virginia brewers, especially when it involves new ingredients and new processes. One of the great things about the industry, especially in Virginia, is that we share ideas and process knowledge while maintaining our own unique way of doing things,” said Robbie O’Cain, Starr Hill’s manager of brewery operations. “Brian Nelson and the brewing team at Hardywood did a great job with the pilot batch, which allowed us to hone in on the final recipe. We are excited to present this beer in collaboration with our good friends at Hardywood, and we hope Fall Line Fest patrons will enjoy this brew while listening to some awesome music.”
Featuring premier acts from all over the map, Fall Line Fest takes place on Sept. 5 and 6 and is a volunteer-run festival located among the dynamic venues of Richmond, Virginia.
“I think for us, collaborating with Starr Hill was probably long overdue. When the idea was proposed to create a beer together for Fall Line Fest, you could see and hear the excitement building as we all discussed what was possible,” said Brian Nelson, Hardywood Park’s head brewer. “In the end, I think we captured the brewing styles and concepts of both breweries in the Fall Line Fest Amped Up Ale. Cheers to Robbie O’Cain and the Starr Hill crew for helping to make this beer excellent — the only thing left to do now is bring on the music!”
Starr Hill Brewery was founded in 1999 by Mark Thompson and Kristin Dolan in Charlottesville, Va. Starr Hill is one of the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, having won eight gold medals at such prestigious beer competitions as the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival and Great British Beer Festival, along with 16 other medals, since its founding 14 years ago.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery was founded in 2011 by two lifelong friends with a passion for craft beer. Hardywood Park is proud to be a member of the thriving craft beer scene in Richmond, Va. After two full years in business, Hardywood’s beers have earned a 2012 World Beer Cup medal, three Virginia Beer Cup medals and more.