Who knew that beer and chalk would be such a delicious combination? Well, trust us – it is.
In early December, 2017, the FrictionLabs team met with the brewers at Wynkoop Brewing Co., one of the most respected and delicious breweries in Colorado, to create an exclusive British Golden Ale fittingly named Limey Unicorn. And yes, you guessed it: it's brewed with Unicorn Dust! The chalk (magnesium carbonate) was added during the boiling process, a not-uncommon technique many breweries employ with various molecular compounds.
How did such a brilliant plan come together? When the good folks at Wynkoop (many of them climbers themselves) contacted us about a collaboration involving an ancient beer recipe using chalk, we jumped at the chance! Wynkoop is the oldest craft brewery in Denver, founded in 1988 by four beer connoisseurs – one of them John Hickenlooper, current governor of Colorado. We love their beer, loved the idea, and couldn't wait to work with them.
The Limey Unicorn is bound for entry into next year’s Collaboration Beer Fest held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver on March 31st, 2018. Snag your tickets now to be one of the first to taste the world’s first unicorn-powered beer!
Check out some photos from the brewing day below:
So, when can you experience the Limey Unicorn for yourself? Expect the beer to be released in the Wynkoop taproom sometime in the next 2-3 weeks. We’ll make sure to keep you updated with more details through our newsletter and social media channels as the official release approaches, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our email list on FrictionLabs.com!