Free Will Brewing Company has been having itself quite the year. The Perkasie brewery, known for one of the largest sour programs in the region, has continued to grow and expand. Their new taproom in Peddlers Village is up and running and just a couple weeks ago got their new canning line fully operational. And now, big things are happening this week with both of those expansions.
First, Free Will quietly launched a new Beer School at their Peddlers Village location. Each Thursday night throughout the summer, the Free Will team will be educating beer drinkers on everything from the basics of brewing and key ingredients, to how to better use adjuncts and pair your beer with cheese. This weeks class will be co-taught by Fehrenbach, the German specialty shop in Peddlers Village. Free Wills Samantha Selzer will be teaching the class on beer, while the team at Fehrenbach will lead a presentation on German glassware and host a stein holding competition. Classes run from 7:00-9:00pm and tickets to the class are only $15, which includes the class, a beer flight, and a take-home gift. The full schedule of classes can be seen on the the graphic above.
The second big thing happening this week, also takes place on Thursday. Free Will has collaborated with one of the hottest young breweries in the region (they won Small Brewery of the Year at this years Best of the Philly Beer Scene Awards), Levante Brewing, to brew their take on the trendiest beer style of the moment, the New England-style IPA. Their take on the ultra-cloudy IPA, aptly named Cloudy², which comes in at 6.7% ABV, is brewed with a “magnanimous” amount of Calypso, Idaho 7, and Mosaic hops. The flavor profile is said to include notes of fresh cut grass, watermelon, kiwi, cucumber and under-ripe peaches to go along with earthy pine resin, island-fresh pineapple and ruby red grapefruit. So pretty much, it’s going to taste like an awesome tropical fruit basket and we’re already in line for our allotment.
The beer will release at 3:00 on the 13th at both locations with a one case per person limit. If you can’t make it out for the release, you can start checking you local beer store for cans of Mico Manager IPA, their first canned beer to hit retail.