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Urban Artifact Chief of Brewing Operations Bret Kollman Baker Talks The Gadget

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Urban Artifact Chief of Brewing Operations Bret Kollman Baker Talks The Gadget

We spoke with Urban Artifact Chief of Brewing Operations Bret Kollman Baker about The Gadget.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
This is a special one that actually came from feedback from our customers that was distilled through our bartenders and eventually made it back to the brewers. In short, customers wanted "More sour. More fruit." So we gave them what they wanted! This was actually the birth of the Midwest Fruit Tart style and has since become a hit line of products that we release on a rotating basis.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
The complementary and enhancing nature of blackberry and raspberry together. Raspberry is bright. acidic and intense. Blackberry is tannic, sweet and subtle. When combined, they create this truly classic berry harmony.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
The beer is named after the bomb developed during the Manhattan Project. The scientists working on the project at the time simply referred to the weapon as "The Gadget."

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
It isn't mine, but it is for our head of barrel-aged beers, Josh Elliott.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Berry pie and a black coffee.


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