Dock Street Beer Ain’t Nothing to Funk With
Dock Street Brewery is barrel-aging Dock Street Beer Ain’t Nothing to Funk With, a Golden Saison with non-subtle notes of spicy pineapple and tart orange.
And we’re bringing Da Ruckus to da beer, serenading it non-stop all summer with the sweet sweet sounds of Wu Tang Clan while it lies conditioning in a red wine barrel from Chaddsford Winery.
As hipster whistle-blowers are eager to point out, this is, in a word, silly. In fact, the plan originated as a joke, but eleventy beers later it was decided that therein was a valid scientific theory that needed to be tested. “We wondered if the bass would cause enough vibration to move the yeast around and create some different flavors during fermentation," our Head Brewer, Vince Desrosiers, explains.
We pressed Play a week ago, and we’ll pull the plug (and tap the beer) in September, 2015. The result? Four amped-up kegs that will be on tap and in bottles at Dock Street in West Philly.
And for you cynics out there: There is some Method (Man) to the madness, besides the mere fact that we want to listen to Wu Tang for four months straight.
According to our Masta Brewa (and science) “When yeast grows it produces flavor compounds. Vibrations are proven to cause yeast to grow more, which results in more flavor.”
Next up on our playlist? A “Run the Jewels” beer.