Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wild Heaven Goes 'Sessionable'!

Their new 'Let Their Be Light' hits T-Mac taps on February 1st! 
Man, Wild Heaven Craft Beers and I have a helluva history together. They were one of my very first posts on this website here and we have been down like four flat tires ever since! Well, I had the pleasure of witnessing founders Eric Johnson and Nick Purdy finalize their first "sessionable" brew first hand during a trip out in Greenvile, S.C., so to see it hit Taco Mac for pouring on the first day of February, I am hella proud of 'em!  
Eric "Eazy-E" and "Slick" Nick
finalizing Let There Be Light.
Already a fan of their high gravity brews of deliciousness (Ode To Mercy, Ode To Mercy Winter, Eschaton, and Invocation), they threw everyone a  curveball with a refreshing ale called Let There Be Light (4.7 percent ABV), but don't let the last word of this clever name fool ya. There is nothing light about this complex sipper which is packing a load of flavor and complexity judging from what I have sampled before recipe man Eric jazzed it up even more. 
To shed light on things a bit, President Nick told me in an exclusive interview, "Well, it's partially that sometimes I drink kind of fast, or maybe it's a long football game where you're going to drink more than a couple beers. Or maybe it's after work and you don't want to drink soda but you don't want water or juice or coffee... so, a 'little' beer hits the spot. So we wanted one of our own for those occasions. Some of my friends say 'lake beer' or 'pool beer.' I'd describe it as a slightly citrusy version of an amber or a pale."
I can't friggin' wait to hit up one of these Taco Mac locations--Atlanta Metropolis (Peachtree St.), Virginia-Highland, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Cumming, Perimeter, Buford, Kennesaw, Newnan, Roswell (Crabapple) and Marietta - Dallas Highway--and see what finishing touches they put on this bad boy. Here is the official press release below. 
Happy sippin'!

Wild Heaven Craft Beers Releases Its Lowest Alcohol Beer to Date
Introducing the sessionable “Let There Be Light”
Decatur, GA (January 31, 2011)- Who says lighter beers have to be boring? Wild Heaven Craft Beers has taken on that challenge with their brand new brew Let There Be Light. As the brewery’s first "sessionable" beer, Let There Be Light comes in at only 4.7% ABV yet is full of flavor. Starting with both barley and wheat, brewmaster Eric Johnson added two rare hops—Nelson Sauvin and Sorachi Ace—along with a bit of orange peel, to create a complex beer with a citrus note that will change the way you think about "light" beer.
“Wild Heaven is always about flavor first and we noticed that people assume you can only get big flavors from big beers.” says Wild Heaven President Nick Purdy. “We challenged ourselves to create a beer that's really interesting, complex and flavorful, but would fit those occasions that a more sessionable beer fits the bill. With Let There Be Light, an obviously tongue-in-cheek name, we think we've done it.”
Beginning February 1st, Wild Heaven Craft Beers is teaming up with select Taco Mac locations around Georgia to offer an exclusive and limited sneak peek of Let There Be Light. The exciting new beer will be featured as February’s "Beer of The Month" at the following Georgia Taco Mac locations: Atlanta Metropolis (Peachtree St.), Virginia-Highland, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Cumming, Perimeter, Buford, Kennesaw, Newnan, Roswell (Crabapple) and Marietta - Dallas Highway.
Each Thursday night during February is "Pint Night" at Taco Mac, offering Wild Heaven fans a chance to get a free Wild Heaven pint glass with their order of Let There Be Light.

About Wild Heaven Craft Beers
Wild Heaven is a Decatur, Georgia based company created by lifelong Georgians – founder Nick Purdy and consulting brewmaster Eric Johnson – that aims to be one of America’s great breweries as well as helping raise the profile of beer in the South. Wild Heaven beers are designed in the great tradition of European brewing but with a distinctly American creative flair. Their all-grain, no adjunct-sugar philosophy creates bigger flavor without excess alcohol. For more information about Wild Heaven Craft Beers, please visit www.wildheavencraftbeers.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildheaven on on Twitter at @beerwildheaven.

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