In what’s becoming an increasingly popular route for bands, the latest to put their name to a new brew, this time from Denver’s Trve Brewing Company, are mythological occult metallers Absu!
Honouring the 20th anniversary of their second album, The Sun Of Tiphareth, Trve has created the first out of four ales: Eastern Candle; a pale wheat beer fermented with brettanomyces in white wine barrels. The ale is said to represent “a fine equilibrium of wheat and white wine with a slight, fruit-like yeast character”. (Fittingly named after the song Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle).
Following Eastern Candle are 3 more beers, namely (and complete with characteristics for each):
Tiphareth – Red Ale: This will be a soured beer with a mild strain of brettanomyces fermented in red wine barrels. This fusion will have a nice malty, tart, yet dry balance including red wine adding a background complexity.
Manannán – Brown Ale: The Manannán batch will feature rye in the grain bill, as it will be soured and fermented with a shrouded strain of brettanomyces in whiskey barrels. This will be a more assertive brew with malt character and plenty of obscurity from the yeast while also showcasing the barrel flavours.
Winter Zephyr – Black Ale: A dark wheat and dark rye concoction giving the beer its cryptic color. This ale will highlight a fair amount of oats to retain vast body after the brettanomyces have alchemically fermented in wine barrels.
In other news, Absu recently announced details of their upcoming North American Connexus Continuation Tour, the trek to showcase the band performing a set with music spanning throughout their impressive 22 year recording career. This excursion is a follow-up mini-tour to Candlelight Records’ 2011 release of Abzu, the second of a planned trilogy of recordings. Cast your eyes down for dates:
ABSU North American Connexus Continuation:
11/08/2013 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
11/09/2013 Down And Over Pub – Milwaukee, WI @(November Coming Fire Festival
11/10/2013 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/11/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/12/2013 Beale Street Live – Indianapolis, IN
11/13/2013 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
11/14/2013 The Pinch – Washington, DC
11/15/2013 Firehouse Saloon – Rochester, NY
11/16/2013 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
11/17/2013 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
11/18/2013 St. Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
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