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Monday Night Brewing Head Brewer Ryan Cooley Talks Currant Events

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Monday Night Brewing Head Brewer Ryan Cooley Talks Currant Events

We spoke with Monday Night Brewing Head Brewer Ryan Cooley about Currant Events.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
I came up with this recipe.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
To me, this is such an easy-drinking, approachable sour beer. I think it works well for people who are just getting into sour beers and want to try something a little more out there - but also a super solid tart sour for those experienced drinkers too. But honestly, pour some into a glass and look at that super awesome cherry-like head that comes with it.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
We like to do a lot of wordplay in naming our beers (in case you haven’t noticed). Using black currants, we started riffing, and came up with Currant Events.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
This is such a tasty beer, and it’s pretty low in ABV, so I could knock back 10 of them and the day wouldn’t be so bad.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
I was just playing around with fruit flavors and what I thought would pair the best with a tart sour base. Finally decided that boysenberry and black currants would pair really well together. We were stoked about the result, and the color of the beer is killer.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
I would say any kind of dessert.  Maybe even a good topping on some ice cream.

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