Over one year in the making, Gigantic Brewing is set to release its collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales from Dexter, Michigan. After meeting and pouring at a few beer festivals together Gigantic and Jolly Pumpkin collaborated on Phuket: It’s Not That Far From Laos.
On Tuesday, November 21st, Gigantic Brewing will host the release for Phuket: It’s Not That Far From Laos at its Gigantic Taproom and Champagne Lounge from 3:00-9:00pm.
Phuket is a barrel-aged saison made with jasmine rice, Oregon grown asian pear, and palm sugar. This beer is Gigantic Brewing’s first collaboration with its friends at Jolly Pumpkin. On Tuesday, Ron Jeffries of Jolly Pumpkin will also be at Gigantic Brewing Company to discuss the beer along with the Ben Love and Van Havig of Gigantic Brewing.
Both breweries brewed a version and aged it at each brewery. Gigantic aged its version of Phuket for 14 months in oak barrels, and then bottle conditioned it for two more months to perfectly marry all of the flavors together. For the release celebration both versions of the beer will be on tap along with bottles from both breweries, with the Jolly Pumpkin version being available in very limited quantities.
Gigantic Phuket: It’s Not That Far From Laos Tasting Notes:
Fruit sweetness accompanies juicy pear flavor notes of cherry pie and pineapple. Finishes with a dry, vinous mouth feel.
Alcohol by Volume: 7.4%
Phuket will be available on draft and in 750mL bottles to go in the Taproom. Draft of Phuket will be available in limited amounts through Gigantic’s Distributor Partners, Maletis Beverage, in Portland, OR with limited bottle releases in other select markets.
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D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.