Yazoo Brewing Collaborates with Jose Cuervo on Passion Fruit and Tequila Strong Ale

Yazoo Brewing Collaborates with Jose Cuervo on Passion Fruit and Tequila Strong Ale

Yazoo Brewing Company is pleased to announce at 3 p.m. CST on April 19, 2017, in the Yazoo taproom the release of an almost 2-year collaborative project with Jose Cuervo Tequila named “Maracuya’ y Tradicional” (translated: Passion Fruit and Traditional Casks).The final product is a 9.9% abv Brettanomyces Golden Strong Ale with Passion Fruit aged in Jose Cuervo 100% Blue Agave Tradicional Resposado Tequila casks.

Head of Yazoo’s Sour & Barrel aging program Brandon Jones says “Working with a legendary 200-year-old tequila producer on this project has been a very fun crossover into merging beer, freshly emptied tequila oak and wild yeasts. The beer has a big bright tropical fruit character that melds so well into the deep smooth character of the tequila casks. There are a lot of layers to this beer, it’s definitely multiple beers in one bottle.”

Maracuya y Tradicional is part of the Embrace The Funk line of beers and is packaged for taproom sales / limited local distribution in 750ml bottles with a real wood label. To celebrate this release (in addition to the 750mls)  the Yazoo taproom will also have 20 1.5L magnum bottles of this one-time collaboration available on a first come first serve basis.

To further the collaborative spirit, after emptying the oak tequila casks Yazoo then shipped them back to Mexico. Jose Cuervo is currently finishing a version of their 100 percent Blue Agave tequila in these same casks for a future special release of Embrace The Funk tequila.

Contact Info

Contact: Neil
Email: bjones@yazoobrew.com