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Goose Island Beer Company announce collaboration beer with chart-topping band Blossoms

by Khyle Deen. Published Wed 14 Jul 2021 18:19

Goose Island Beer Company have announced an incredible new collaboration with chart-topping indie band Blossoms.

SK BREW TAKE 2 is a 5.8% West Coast IPA, and has been brewed to support Stagehand – The PSA Welfare and Benevolent Fund; the live music charity that helps support people across the sector who have been financially affected by the covid-19 pandemic.

The beer is the second time Goose Island have collaborated with the band, with the first batch of SK Brew being made in 2019 to celebrate them headlining Goose Island’s Hop Party in East London, an event which saw tickets sell out in under a minute.

Taking the core elements of the first brew but adapting the flavour profile ever so slightly, the beer is a refreshing, almost tropical take on a West Coast IPA - a bold mix of flavours that perfectly compliments Blossoms’ versatile, award-winning sound.

To celebrate the collaboration, Blossoms have also recorded two summer specials of their much-loved and critically acclaimed podcast ‘The Blossoms Pubcast’, with the first edition set to air this week.

Speaking about the collaboration, Goose Island UK’s Head Brewer Andrew Walton said: “We had a great time brewing with the folks from Blossoms and jumped at the chance to do so again. We loved the previous batch of SK Brew but wanted to dial up the favours and really help the hops shine. A change to the hop bill, when we added them and some subtle tweaks to the water profile really helped bring forward a softer bitterness and bold tropical flavours. This is a contemporary take on a west coast IPA with that classic colour and bitterness but with a more fruit forward spin. I think we managed to strike a great balance and this year’s SK Brew is bold, flavourful and highly drinkable.”

Blossoms said “We’re excited to announce our collaboration with Goose Island - our new beer SK Brew Take 2! It’s been great working with them on this since The Hop Party we played at in 2019. Profits from the sale of the beer will go to Stagehand too”

SK BREW TAKE 2 is a limited edition beer, with 1,000 x 4packs of 440ml cans set to be released soon. Fans are encouraged to sign up to the Goose Island UK mailing list to be first to know when the beers will go on sale.

More information can be found at GooseIslandShop.com/Blossoms.


About Goose Island

Established in Chicago in 1988, Goose Island is known for award winning, expertly crafted beers. From flagship brews like the award-winning Goose IPA to Bourbon County Brand Stout, Goose Island endeavours to brew beers worthy of conversations, debates and celebrations – we don’t need to be the only beer you drink, we just want to be the best.



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