Here’s the message I got from Michael Dempster, the owner/brewer at Mirage Beer Company.
I’ve finally seen Mirage to fruition, which I’ll celebrate next week with a (launch?) party:
Friday, December 1st from 5-8pm at the North Seattle/Greenwood location of Chuck’s Hop Shop. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/370323643421613
I’ll be releasing Mirage’s first bottle: Drie Valleien, a 6.1% saison aged in pinot noir barrels from the Willamette Valley with wild cultures from the Senne and Sonoma Valleys. Each bottle is corked, caged, and hand-numbered/limited to 284.
For fun, I’m also releasing a couple beers in 4pks of 16oz cans:
1ST DAY OUT, a 4.9% Czech-style pilsner brewed with Motueka hops and lagered for 8 weeks.
PALO DURO, a 5.3% Northeast-style pale ale dry/late-hopped with 5lbs/bbl of Mosaic, Ekuanot, and Hüll Melon.
All above are one-offs. Mirage beers are not made or released twice.
On draft, Chuck’s will have pints of 1st Day Out, Palo Duro, and one draft-only beer: Fìor, an oak-aged brett saison.
There will also be Mirage tees for $30, pending the legality of all that, and a sign-up sheet for folks interested in the Mirage bottle club.
I hope you can join me!