Now Available on tap and in cans today, March 14, from 1 pm–9 pm!
Yooooooooo!If you don’t know by this point, get a late pass: The Nappy Roots are not only my brothers who rep ATL and their home state of Kentucky to the fullest, but they truly give a shit about craft beer.
Since they reached out to me for their first collaboration with Monday Night years ago to witness their hands-on brewing, their dedication has increased tremendously by traveling throughout the U.S. and making beer with some of the best breweries out there. And you know what? Every single one of their liquid concoctions has been impressive. Now it’s time for a relaunch of an extremely popular one they did alongside the burgeoning Arches Brewing out of Hapeville, Georgia—the limited-edition Kentucky Mud Nitro Chocolate Milk Stout at 6.6%—on tap and in cans today, Saturday, March 14, from 1 pm–9 pm.
The Nappy Roots’ collective taste in beer is no joke; this is not a gimmick what they’re doing. Their passion is genuine. Come support. Plain and simple. Below is the official press release. See you at Arches!
Grammy-Nominated Nappy Roots Returns to Arches Brewery With Their Craft Beer Collaboration Now Available in Cans
Kentucky Mud recognizes the band’s historical roots; Launch event March 14
Grammy-nominated Nappy Roots and Arches Brewery are hosting a one-day craft beer event on Saturday, March 14 from 1 pm – 9 pm, to celebrate the limited-edition beer relaunch of Kentucky Mud – a brewery-only release available on tap and in cans. The stout celebrates the band’s historical roots, being founded in Kentucky and settling in Atlanta.
The band will be onsite to meet fans at Arches Brewery (3361 Dogwood Dr., Hapeville) for a day of sharing beers with friends, staying warm by the fire pits, and enjoying food from Good Azz Food. At 6 pm, the evening events will continue with the opening of Arches Brewing’s second art exhibition of the 2020 season (“Looking for the Southeast”) that will be accompanied by live music from The Human DJ.
“We are excited to sit back with our fans to relax and enjoy the day drinking a beer we are very proud of creating,” said Skinny Deville, one of the founding members of Nappy Roots. “Having our creation back in stock at Arches is dope and we’re excited that craft beer fans will be able to take some home since it will now be available in cans.”
Kentucky Mud is a creatively brewed Nitro Chocolate Milk Stout with an ABV of 6.6%. Its foundation is rich and chocolaty, accompanied by sweet nutty flavors. The light roasted notes are layered with the addition of lactose, which brings a frothy creaminess. A generous dose of cocoa nibs and bourbon-soaked vanilla beans put the final touch on this adventurous style.
“We’re celebrating this encore performance with Nappy Roots and the Kentucky Mud beer by hosting the band at a launch event at our facility,” said Ashley Henry, Arches Brewery tasting room manager. “We have made a limited run of Kentucky Mud in kegs and cans that will only be available at Arches Brewing, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. Come early and enjoy the celebration!”
The band began experimenting with their home brewery, Atlantucky, which fermented their passion for microbrewing. During the past several years, they have mass-produced numerous beers across the country. In addition, the group is in the initial stages of developing a reality show that will follow the band as they visit craft breweries in markets they perform.
The Nappy Roots were nominated for two American Music Awards (AMA) in 2003: Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Hip-Hop/R&B and Favorite New Artist – Hip-Hop/R&B. That same year, they were also nominated for Best New Artist at the Soul Train Award. In 2011, Southern Entertainment Awards nominated their album The Pursuit of Nappyness for Album of the Year. The band’s most recent album, Another 40 Akerz, was released in 2017.