We’ve been following some of Ska Brewing’s employees’ Facebook and Instagram posts about the new Mod Brewery inside of Ska, but finally Dave, Bill and Matt draw back the curtain and show us what it’s all about! This is an exciting way for Ska to expand within its ranks without building a brewery across the country. We’re looking forward to seeing what kind of experimental beers Joe Hull is going to come up with!
Here’s the full press release:
Ska Brewers get madly inventive with styles available only at Mod Brewery
Durango, Colo. (May 24, 2016)— After months of development and anticipation, Ska Brewing Company unveils Mod Brewery — the birthplace and mecca of its award-winning small batch beer creations. Mod Brewery serves as a way for Ska to offer its specialty one-off brews on eight rotating taps. The new facility will deliver assorted seven-barrel-batches of blended and experimental offerings on a year-round basis, available only on tap at Ska World HQ.
In order for Ska to fulfill demand and production of its flagship offerings in the existing facility, the veteran craft brew brand felt that experimental ales and one-offs deserved a mad laboratory of their own. Mod Brewery offers a structured program on which Ska can increase production of its popular specialty beers. Ska World HQ underwent renovations earlier this month to make room for the new brewery. The additional taps will increase the tasting room’s Ska draft selections to 20.
“Mod Brewhouse will add another dimension to Ska’s craft beer portfolio. It will exemplify our brewer’s talent and versatility across a wide array of styles,” said Ska founder, Dave Thibodeau. “Customers love our current offerings, and we won’t mess with those, but we also want to wow them what more we can do. We can get creative thanks to Mod’s enabling of experimentation and innovation.”
Many Mod Brewery recipes call for local fruits and fermentation in barrels from Ska’s sister distillery, Peach Street Distillers, out of Palisade, Colorado. The Mod beers will have varying levels of tartness to complement the blend of local fruits used in producing them.
Mod Brewery is an entity of it’s own within the Ska World HQ. Stop by to enjoy the first concoction of the Mod Brewery and sport some new merchandise at 225 Girard Street in Durango, Colo. Tours of Mod Brewery will be available daily at 4:00 p.m.
Questions? Get the conversation going about #ModBrewery with Mod brewer, Joe Hull, today on our Twitter chat and on Facebook. Fire away!
We took quick advantage of this and got this response almost immediately:
— Ska Brewing (@skabrewing) May 24, 2016
About Ska Brewing
Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces over a dozen award-winning beers. Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement Ska Brewing is known for an array of styles in 12-ounce cans including Modus Hoperandi, Mexican Logger, Euphoria and Pinstripe. For information (a lot of it), music, and a good time, visit www.skabrewing.com. Plug into the latest updates, beer releases and shenanigans at facebook.com/skabrew and twitter.com/skabrewing.