This story combines two of my favorite things: Washington-brewed beer and KEXP listener-powered radio. Scuttlebutt Brewing teamed up with KEXP to create a beer to benefit the radio station’s New Home project. The partnership was born from Scuttlebutt Brewing’s desire to help KEXP through an urgent funding dilemma.
Transistor IPA is described as a pleasantly bitter IPA. Crisp and session friendly, this beer features a floral and woody hop bouquet and beautiful golden hue. Brewed with Columbus, Chinook, Glacier and Nugget hops, Transistor IPA weighs in with 68 IBU’s and 5.6 percent ABV. The beer will be available in 6-packs and on draft beginning on September 1st.
Join KEXP Morning Show host John Richards and the Scuttlebutt team on Tuesday, September 1st at Moe Bar from 5 to 7 pm for a kick-off event and the first official tasting of Transistor IPA.
The label and packaging for Transistor IPA were designed by Dave Narcizo, co-founder of Lakuna Design and drummer for Throwing Muses. Narcizo joined Throwing Muses in 1983 and has been an active voice on the rock music scene ever since.
“KEXP has been enriching lives in our community for a long time,” said Scuttlebutt founder Phil Bannan Sr., “And we are thrilled to be able to support their evolution into an even more public-facing arts organization.”
For the unfamiliar, KEXP is a different kind of radio station that is powered by support from its listeners and local businesses, rather than wasting your time with blathering radio commercials. KEXP plays what they want and what the listeners want, without interference from some faceless, monolithic media corporation. And again, no damn commercials!
“We are very excited to work with Scuttlebutt,” said KEXP Morning Show host John Richards. “They are a local, family-run, family-owned brewery who makes great beer, and we are a Seattle based radio station run by the community, for the community – it couldn’t be a better pair. We are grateful for this partnership and can’t wait to share this delicious beer with the city.”