Wicked Weed Brewing

When:
June 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2018-06-28T17:00:00-04:00
2018-06-28T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
CCWS
220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202
USA
Cost:
Free

wicked weed

In 2009, Walt and Luke Dickinson sat at a craft beer bar and talked about the dream of opening their own brewery focusing on big, West Coast hoppy ales and authentic Belgian ales brewed to inspire those who drank them. There would be no looking back. In 2011, Walt and Luke’s lifelong friend Ryan Guthy and his parents Rick and Denise all sat down at the Guthy’s house in the mountains of Western North Carolina to taste Luke and Walt’s creations, while discussing ideas and strategies for what would become Wicked Weed Brewing. After weeks of thoughtful research and soul-searching, the Guthys joined the Dickinsons. Between 2012 and 2017, they were a juggernaut! Wicked Weed experienced significant growth and was seen as one of the most exciting craft breweries in the USA. In 2017, Wicked Weed Brewing entered into a partnership with the Anheuser-Busch family of craft breweries. Wicked Weed’s original founders enjoy the same independent freedom and control over their recipes and brand development they’ve had since being founded in 2012. Wicked Weed operations, innovations, and brewing are managed by Wicked Weed employees in Asheville, North Carolina.

Today’s Beers:

  • Astronomical: “A kaleidoscope of West Coast hops twists through the cosmos. A big bang of brightness gives birth to an entirely new flavor universe. Layers of Calypso complexity streak across the night sky. This is Astronomical, an IPA that screams from the cosmos into the future.” 7.7% ABV
  • Coolcumber: “Summer in [Virginia] is a time when days grow long, life slows down, and friends draw near. Gardens burst with brisk basil and fresh cucumbers, fireflies illuminate the night sky, and warm days leave us lounging late, our glasses brimming with golden nectar. Summer in the South is best served cool.” 5.5% ABV
  • Lunatic: “Some believe it moonstruck madness to craft Old World ales for a modern palate that constantly clamors for the extremes of “hoppy” or “sour.” While our love for those extremes is strong, we believe that subtlety, balance, and simplicity in beer — though sometimes forgotten qualities — are sacred necessities. It is precisely this kind of lunacy that keeps the craft world sane. It takes all kinds to make a world.” 6.5% ABV
  • Oaxacan: “Oaxacan begins as an amber sour ale brewed with smoked wheat malts. It’s then laid to rest in Pink Tequila Barrels (red wine barrels used to age Tequila, lending a softer spirit character) with grapefruit and lime zest. When Oaxacan reaches its its peak complexity, it’s blended onto additional grapefruit to lend fresh citrus essence.” 7.1% ABV
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