Introducing Full Spectrum Hoppy Pale Ale, a totally new DTR beer

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At Down The Road Beer Co., art is in our blood. Our brand is guided by the whimsical faerie tale stylings of our house illustrator, Nikki Rossignol, but as we grow, we want to use our beer to continue to support and promote artists across the globe. This week, we get to do exactly that with Future Arts Festival 2017. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, join DTR and Future Arts for three nights of cutting-edge contemporary art while sipping our newest limited release beer, Full Spectrum Hoppy Pale Ale.

Thursday and Friday night, swing by The Armory in Somerville for killer music, unique beer and live painting by renowned graffiti artists from around the world. The party picks back up on Saturday at The Gallery in Boston’s W Hotel with an art brunch at noon and will continue late into the night.

"Future Arts Fest decided to work with DTR as they share many of the same characteristics and qualities as us; independent, local, unique and artistic," explains Jon Regan, executive director of Future Arts Woldwide. "Plus DTR has refined taste in art and design just like us!"

As for the beer, Down The Road brewed up some special suds just for Future Arts. Full Spectrum is a juiced, hoppy pale ale, meant to keep you going all night at 4.5% ABV. We started with a tried and true combo of Mosaic, Chinook and Cascade hops and then finished with a heavy handed splash of pure Pineapple juice. The result is an insanely drinkable pale that strikes a perfect balance of bitter and sweet, booze and tastiness. Even the cans are special, featuring dope art by AngelOnce and Amara Por Dios. Between the aroma, taste and visuals, this is a beer that’s meant to stimulate the Full Spectrum of your perceivable senses.

This is a limited batch, so Full Spectrum won’t be around forever, but we made sure to load up for the festival. In fact, we brewed so much beer that you should look for it at high end retailers around the state. Alternatively, you could just swing by our forthcoming taproom in Everett to try it on draft and snag some takeaway cans for your beer stash. When will the taproom open officially, you ask? Soon, fam, very soon.  

Whether you have an MFA or you just like beer, Future Arts 2017 promises to be an unforgettable event, so gather your crew and make a battle plan for the weekend, because it’s gonna be a banger!

Alex E. WeaverComment