Now you can actually hold an albatross in your hand… AND YOU SHOULD.
One of our newer brews that landed last Fall is named for Finn’s friend and the coastal glider. Albatrosses are impressive birds. They can stay airborne almost indefinitely—gliding around the globe. And they’ve been at this a long time. Our local connection includes fossilized remains of albatross ancestors found in South Carolina that date from the Late Oligocene epoch—which, according to Wikipedia, “wasn’t yesterday.”
Taste all of that adventure in an English IPA balanced with Maris Otter and English Rye. Nice citrus nose up front and on the palate, leading to a well-balanced hop character and sweet malt finish. 7.9% ABV
The adventure continues… read the Albatross’ entrance into Frothy lore:
“Finn! FINN! Finn, are you there????
Mind you, I had not heard another human voice in some time. I must say, it did take me a moment to process. Once I did, Irecognized the voice. It was one of my shipmates! He must have survived the sinking—perhaps they all did. And they’ve been looking for me!
But how could I get to them? Their boat would never make it past all the rocks. And it’s much too far to swim. My arms were tired just from waving my reply. Hmmm.
Just then, an albatross appeared. But not an average-sized one. This was an albatross worthy of a journal entry. Instead of looking for food, I would swear he was looking for me. He came directly to me and, I’m not sure why, I climbed onto his back. What was I thinking?
The next thing I knew, we were flying.
Finn, Finn…what have you got yourself into now?”