After the epic release of our critically acclaimed Imperial Funky Monky, we followed up with a "small" version that is aptly named, Dwarf Invasion. The name was partly inspired by the song of the same nameby the Common Denominators, an alter-ego of the band Reggie and the Full Effect. But the story was inspired by a mock alternative ending of the history of Detroit. In Detroit, there is a legend of the Detroit Dwarf, or as he's known in French, Le Nain Rouge. The dwarf would appear randomly throughout Detroit history and is thought to be a bad omen. But being the twisted minded people we are, we thought about how the story might be told from the perspective of the dwarf. And what if there wasn't just this lone dwarf, but thousands of them living in the area surrounding what we now know of as Detroit. What if the dwarfs had attacked?
The mead is inspired by a cherry lambic. We use Michigan wildflower honey as the base for this mead, and add tart Michigan Balaton cherry juice and then dry hop it with Styrian Golding hops. The taste is sweet, tart, acidic, with a mild bitterness from the hops. The aroma is pure heaven.
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