PALISADE, CO— Peach Street Distillers is excited to present its latest rendition of Bier Schnapps, crafted with Ska Brewing’s Modus Hoperandi IPA.
“Bier Schnapps crafted in the German tradition is simply beer that has been distilled to varying degrees of alcohol content,” says Peach Street Distillers Co-Founder Bill Graham.
“Some of the distilling old-timers might say that your whisky will only be as good as the beer you’ve made in the first place,” says Davy Lindig Head Distiller. “With that in mind, the Peach Street Distillers team and the Ska Brewing team paired up to brew and then distill Ska Modus Hoperandi Bier Schnapps. Take all the sweet, hoppy goodness you love about and IPA and make it a schnapps. And when we say ‘schnapps’ we ain’t talking candy canes and thin mints— this is whiskey. When we’re fortunate enough to inherit beers from some of the best breweries in the world, we finish it in our still and age it in our bourbon barrels and— well shoot, you know it’s good.”
Kurt Randall, Ska Brewing’s Head Brewer, directed the brewing side of this Beer Schnapps operation, while Lindig oversaw fermentation and distilling. “I kept having to remind myself that we won’t be drinking this beer,” said Randall during the brew. “Actually we’ll be drinking the schnapps, like— in a year.”
Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers have long been sister companies, but this collaboration of brewers and distillers co-opting a final bottled spirit is a first. “We brewed Modus Hoperandi IPA pretty much top to bottom”, chuckles Randall, “This is Modus, in its most concentrated form.”
Modus Hoperandi Bier Schnapps is now available throughout Colorado distributed by Breakthru Beverage, and at the Peach Street Distillers tasting room in Palisade Colorado.
For more information about Bier Schnapps, Peach Street Distillers, or Ska Brewing contact Emily Hutto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT PEACH STREET DISTILLERS
Peach Street Distillers was founded in 2005 in the heart of Colorado’s Fruit and Wine region, Palisade Colorado, where the high desert meets the mountains. The warm days and cool nights in Palisade make the local fruits and grains unimaginably delicious. Living the very definition of “craft” we do everything the hard way to turn these fermentable raw materials into extraordinary spirits. Because, this is what we consider fun and what makes for a mighty fine drink. Peach Street Distillers is Colorado’s oldest continuously owned and operated distillery. Visit us as www.peachstreetdistillers.com for more about the spirits and the spirits squad.
ABOUT SKA BREWING
Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces more than a dozen award-winning beers fueled with Ska music, and lots of it. Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement, Ska Brewing is known for an array of styles in 12 oz cans that include Mexican Logger, Modus Hoperandi, Rue B. Soho and the Mod Project— beers with varying levels of tartness to complement the blend of local fruits used in producing them. For information (a lot of it), music, and a good time, visit www.skabrewing.com.