March 9th, 2021: Gigantic Brewing is excited to announce the re-release of one of our favorite cocktail inspired beers, Corpse Reviver #2. We brewed this beer inspired by our love of cocktails and with the goal of expanding the expectations of what beer can taste like! Corpse Reviver #2 is a citrus sour aged in Ransom Old Tom gin barrels along with fresh valencia oranges and meyer lemons resulting in a refreshingly delicious, smooth, citrusy, cocktail-esque beer.
We took inspiration from the Corpse Reviver family of cocktails, which are sometimes drunk as alcoholic hangover “cures”, or have characteristics “known” to tongue in cheek be able to revive even a dead person. The Corpse Reviver #2 as described in the Savoy cocktail book is the most commonly drunk of the corpse revivers, and consists of equal parts gin, lemon juice, curaçao, millet and a dash of absinthe.
We are releasing this citrus sour on Tuesday, March 9th at both the Gigantic Brewery & Champagne Lounge (5224 SE 26th Ave) and Gigantic Robot Room (6935 NE Glisan St) locations on draft and in bottle. Please look for it in the Portland metro area at your favorite craft beer bottle shop!
Artwork featured on the Corpse Reviver #2 bottle is by California based artist Brandon Ragnar Johnson. His aesthetic is born at the intersection of illustration and design and is often some combination of the things he most loves; film noir, fashion illustration, classic cartoons, the great men’s magazine artist, mid-century design and architecture, punk rock, monsters and old Las Vegas.
As always, Gigantic beer is packaged in BottleDrop Refillable bottles. BottleDrop Refillables are sorted, washed, inspected, and delivered back to Oregon’s craft beverage producers to be refilled. By choosing beverages in refillable bottles, you help keep our air clean, our beaches, parks and roadsides litter-free, promote a circular economy, and set a model for future generations.