Hammond’s Gnarly Barley Brewing is undergoing some exciting changes. The brewery recently took delivery of a host of new fermentors, which will help them increase capacity a ton. Why is that, you may ask? Well, in early 2017 Gnarly Barley will begin canning their beers! Yes, that’s right, just in time for the Mardi Gras parade season you’ll be able to enjoy Catahoula Common, Radical RyePA and Korova milk porter straight for the can. Or if you’re like me, you can finally drink some of those beers at home on the regular.
January is sure to be a busy time for the brewery, as they’ll have to fill all those new tanks with enough beer to put in those cans in time for a release party at the brewery on February 4th. You can buy all of the flagships in the brand new cans, and there will be sweet new t-shirts and can shaped glasses for purchase as well.
If you haven’t tried Radical Rye in a while, now is a good time to revisit that beer. The grain bill has been altered and it’s a much lighter beer in color, which lets the hops shine.
Check out the can designs for the flagships below:
To go along with the expansion and can launch, Gnarly Barley is excited to announce the hiring of their very first director of sales. Donn Lacoste won’t just be any beer salesman though. He has a special place in the brewery’s history. He’s been a great friend to co-owners, Zac and Cari Caramonta, since before Gnarly Barley was even a thing. Says Cari, “Donn’s been a part of Gnarly Barley since before there was a Gnarly Barley. We met him years ago at a mutual friends half-pipe ramp jam. We chatted over a home brewed batch of Korova and the bond was created.”
Donn has been manager of The Bulldog Midcity in New Orleans, and more recently Craft Brand Manager at Southern Eagle distributing in New Orleans. So, he has a plethora of experience in all facets of the distribution network, making his new role at Gnarly Barley a natural fit. Donn officially starts on January 2, 2017.