Reformation Brewery recently announced a new collaboration and bottle release with the organization Craft Women Connect, Venus, which is set to be released on Feb. 19.
Named after the Roman goddess and the planet of the same name, Venus is a barrel-aged Belgian Dubbel (7.8%) aged for a year in ASW Maris Otter whiskey barrels, officials said. Fig and blackberry were added in the final weeks of fermentation.
Conversations began last March and eventually lead to a barrel-tasting process where founding members of Craft Women Connect hand selected the final barrel, one from ASW Distillery in Decatur that was filled with Reformation Brewery’s Belgian Dubbel, officials said. Members of the organization chose and added fruits, and also hand filled the final bottle conditioned product.
Venus is available from Reformation Brewery’s taprooms. Beer lovers are also encouraged to attend a meet and greet with the founding members of Craft Women Connect at 3 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Reformation Brewery’s Canton taproom, located at 225 Reformation Parkway Suite 500, officials said.
Those who wish to reserve the beer for brewery pickup and get alerts on availability can do so through the brewery’s online store at reformationstore.com. To opt in for email or text notifications of availability, drinkers can sign up for the brewery’s loyalty program.
Craft Women Connect is an organization “created to educate, empower, and promote unity among beer professionals and women within the craft beer community,” officials said.