Rock ‘N Roll, art, and beer all come together for Mothers of the Sun, the latest beer release from Redhook Brewery. This raspberry saison is part of Redhook’s Brewlabe Limited Release series and is available in 12oz bottles throughout Washington state for a limited time.
Mothers of the Sun was inspired by a song from Black Mountain, the legendary band from Vancouver, B.C. The beer is a raspberry saison with delectable fruit flavor and a soft hop bite. Originally created by Head Brewer Nick Crandall as a draft-only small-batch at Brewlab, this mildly spicy and fruit-forward beer is sure to be a prefect beer for the warm summer days ahead.
Here are additional details from Redhook Brewery’s press release…
To design the bottle artwork for Mothers of the Sun, Redhook turned to Seattle illustrator and tattoo artist Kyler Martz, whose playful, retro aesthetic appears on murals and art installations around the city, in work for Seattle brands like Filson and Molly Moon’s, and on Amazon’s fleet of Treasure Trucks. For the Mothers of the Sun packaging design, Martz took inspiration from the flavors of the beer, the summer season, and a namesake Canadian rock song to create the label’s whimsical look, with two goddess-like women emerging from a lake to hold up a shining sun.
“The name was inspired by the Vancouver B.C. band Black Mountain, whose song ‘Mothers of the Sun’ is the lead track on their fourth album, which debuted in 2016,” said Head Brewer Nick Crandall. “When I first started experimenting at Brewlab, the idea of brewing a saison with one of my all-time favorite berries seemed like the perfect recipe for summertime in the Pacific Northwest.”
At 6% ABV, Mothers of the Sun delivers a nice aroma of raspberries with a hint of spice, and pours a beautiful, vibrant red. It marries one of summer’s great fruits, raspberries, with the beauty of saison yeast, giving it distinctive and refreshing flavors.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.