(Baltimore, MD) – Stillwater Artisanal Ales has been busy recently with a number of European collaborations. Founder and Brewer, Brian Strumke, spent time in Italy, Spain and France on the trip.
One of the beers he brewed, an “Italian saison” with Italy’s Extraomnes called Migdal Bavel, got label approval this week for 330ml bottles. The Saison features both Szechuan peppercorns and Myrrh. What is Myrrh? “Myrrh is the aromatic oleoresin of a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora, which grow in dry, stony soil. An oleoresin is a natural blend of an essential oil and a resin.”
Though they have yet to receive label approval, Strumke also tells BeerPulse that three collaboration beers he brewed in Italy will head to the States, only as a limited bottle release. He brewed a Blonde Ale with Brasserie Thiriez, an Amber Ale with Brasserie St. Germain (makers of Page 24 beers) and a Black Ale with Brasseries du pays Flamand. The three beers, again to be packaged in 330ml bottles, carry the name, “The French Connection.”
All four beers will be imported through 12 Percent Imports.
Strumke says that the collaboration with beer L’ajube in Spain (couldn’t find any info on this brewery) will also be imported at some point.