Meet Meadowlark

On Thursday, June 28th we will be launching Meadowlark IPA with a party at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge from 8 PM ’til close.  Meadowlark IPA is a new juicy and floral hoppy ale we brewed to celebrate the flavor and spirit of American craft brewing.  This 7% alcohol beer has a sunny orange-gold colour, 60 International Bittering Units, a smooth mouthfeel and layers of soft flowery hops.  We wove fragrant Citra and Bravo hops from the Pacific Northwest with intensely fruity Galaxy hops from Australia. The malts are English pale & crystal, flaked barley with malty highlights from Munich malt and Roast Barley.  The resulting patchwork is as “American” tasting as short ribs and slaw, and provides an excellent accompaniment to that kind of food too!

This Spring Martha became a US citizen and shortly after we embarked on a cross country trek by car, from our headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts to San Diego with stops at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Kansas City, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Denver.  There was a lot of barbecue and craft beer along the way and it was a sprint rather than a crawl, but the trip provided more than enough inspiration for our first ever American-style beer. From clambering over the red rocks of Utah to buying cowboy boots in a chicken-and-feed store in Arizona, we had an American adventure, ending up at the Craft Brewers’ Conference in San Diego. On the way, we also brewed our first ever collaboration beer with Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, due to launch August 1st.

So come join us this Thursday!  There is no cover, with pay as you drink beer and all four smiling Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project employees in attendance.  There will be entertainment in the form of radio DJ John Funke of WMBR’s “Backwoods” starting us off at 8, and Chris Warren of acclaimed local act “VIVA VIVA” performing a solo vintage country-western-inspired set starting at 10 PM.

Meadowlark will be available in 22 ounce bottle and on draft in bars and restaurants throughout Massachusetts beginning next week. There will also be a slightly ridiculous Pretty Things cowboy boot glass, given out to the first 100 or so people to show up at the launch party.
Beer Type: America Very Hoppy Ale
Hop Variety: Galaxy, Bravo & Citra
Malt Variety: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Flaked & Roasted Barley
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 60
Color: endearing golden-orange