New Belgium may have passed on Philly for its East Coast brewery, but that’s not stopping the city’s number one funky brah, G. Love, from brewing up a a beer with the Fat Tire maker. Love (né Garrett Dutton) apparently has been a homebrewer since the 11th grade when he brewed a batch of suds for a class project (dang, those Quakers at GFS sure are tolerant!) and is constantly on lookout for cool brews to sample while on the road, the Coloradoan reports. In June he will team up with New Belgium’s brewers to produce what’s being billed as Front Porch Peach Lounger, which takes its name from his song “Front Porch Lounger.”
The beer will be brewed with New Jersey peaches, molasses, grits and biscuit malt. But before you write it off as a fruity novelty, it’s worth noting that the addition of brettanomyces yeast will ensure the beer will bring the funk. And, no doubt, the sky-high 9.4 ABV confirms that it won’t be kids’ stuff either. Twenty-two oz. bottles of the stuff, with hand-drawn labels, will begin showing up on beer store shelves in September. But like Fat Tire, Ranger and all of New Belgium’s other outputs, you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere near Philly.