Prairie Brewpub is now selling the beer it brews onsite. The brew pub that features a giant foeder (a vessel typically used to age wine, pronounced fooder) and hosts 20 taps, will now have one that was brewed by Prairie Artisan Ales founder and now American Solera founder Chase Healey.
Prairie Brewpub, 223 N. Main St., has been open since last May and has brought in beers from Prairie, along with lots of other local and national breweries.
The beer is called Azacca Like Your Face. Yes, I am serious. The name comes from the hops used to dry-hop the farmhouse-style brew. Azacca hops are grown in the northwest and are named after the Haitian god of agriculture. With intense tropical flavors, the hops especially have a huge flavor from citrus and ripe mango, with some pear, apple and pine needle.
“It is a farmhouse ale that was dry-hopped with azacca hops, tropical fruit, refreshing, easy-drinking,” Healey said.
Current law only allows brew pubs to brew beers at 4 percent alcohol by volume, which is what this brew comes in at.
The beer will be on special for $2 from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“You could expect to see one or two new beers a month at the facility as we really start to crank the beers out. A momentous occasion for us,” Healey said.
Prairie Brewpub is open from 4-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Tom Gilbert 918-581-8349