Naughty Brewing, a craft brewery inspired by its name to push the envelope of flavors into a wicked realm, announced its official launch and release of its first beer, I Think She Hung the Moon.
Originally a wishful dream, Naughty began to take shape when James Vaello, visionary and brewer behind Naughty, met Scott Hovey, owner and brewmaster of Adelbert’s Brewery in Austin, Texas. The two quickly became friends through their shared passion of brewing and Naughty Brewing was born using James’ recipes and Scott’s knowledge of large-scale production and brewing. Currently being brewed and bottled by Adelbert’s Brewery in Austin, Naughty Brewing aims to create beers inspired by their homebrewing roots and the unique personalities of the people they meet.
“I was impressed by James’ passion for brewing and the unique beers he made. I thought they would make a good addition to the Adelbert’s family,” Hovey said.
The first release, I Think She Hung the Moon, nicknamed Hung the Moon, was brewed with Belgian candy sugar and Mexican piloncillo sugar cones for a drier body, sweet pecan smoke for a bold stroke and hibiscus for a hint of tartness. The name and label pay homage to James’ wife, Katie, and features a vintage inspired brunette pinup.
Kegs will precede bottles by a few weeks, releasing in early December. Bottles will be available mid-December giving them time to bottle condition. Both will be available with limited availability across Texas at retailers currently selling Adelbert’s Brewery ales.
Following the release of Hung the Moon, Naughty plans to release a limited release of Kentucky Streetwalker, an Imperial Vanilla Porter aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, and Zijden Kousen (Dutch for Silk Stockings), a delectable Belgian IPA in the coming year.
“It is extremely exciting to have my pastime of a passion become more than I could imagine,” Vaello said. “I’m excited to bring my beer to the people who have inspired the recipes and grow Naughty with more releases in the near future.”