When it comes to beer and spirits, lines are rarely crossed. However, a new brewer called Thump Keg Brewing Co. is doing just that.
The company has recently debuted two new beers: Agave Amber Ale and Rye IPA. The first collaboration brews combine inventive beer styles with the foundation ingredients used to distill celebrated spirits brands.
Despite the names, neither beer contains any levels of tequila or whisky.
The Agave Amber Ale is brewed with the signature blue agave from Peligroso Tequila, giving it a unique flavor resulting in a crisp amber ale, while the Rye IPA incorporates the same underlying grains used in the distillation of George Dickel Whisky, adding a subtle spice and bursts of smoky vanilla to the hop forward IPA.
Beer drinkers will start seeing the beers on shelves in select markets soon, including Nashville, Tenn.; Austin, Texas; and the New York metro area.