The true identity of Working Title, the ale we previewed recently on the hand pull at Bank Street Brewhouse, now can be revealed: It is called Houndmouth, a hopped-up American Wheat Ale brewed in collaboration with the New Albany band of the same name. Houndmouth isn't just any other band, and the beer we've brewed together isn't just another wheat -- as those of you who've heard the music, and tasted the cask-conditioned version, will quickly attest.
Malts: 50% white wheat, 50% Irish stout malt and a touch of Weyermann Carabelge.
Hops: CTZ and Cascade (dry-hopped)
Yeast: House Ale
Houndmouth just returned stateside from the band's first-ever European dates, and if you're unfamiliar with the music, listen at YouTube and then buy the EP on Rough Trade Records. Tonight (March 2) at 9:00 p.m., the members of Houndmouth will be coming to Bank Street Brewhouse to hang out and taste the/our/their beer, and you are invited to do the same. It isn't a performance, just a sipping or three.
As noted earlier this week, Houndmouth will open the Iroquois Amphitheater's 2013 season with a headlining show on Friday, April 26, backed by Joe Pug and Ranger. It is my understanding that Houndmouth (ale) will be available for purchase on draft at the Houndmouth (band) show at Iroquois on April 26. Sounds like a fine Derby Festival interlude to me.
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