Craft beer enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy the two new dark and flavourful Belgian-style Quadrupel beers from one of the fastest growing breweries in the Okanagan, Bad Tattoo. Continuing its pioneering spirit, Bad Tattoo’s La Resurrección is Penticton’s first beer to be aged in Tennessee Whiskey barrels, and will offer the palate underlying flavours of bourbon, oak, vanilla and toasted coconut.
Bad Tattoo’s second release, the Dia de Los Muertos Cerveza Fuerte, offers notes of dried fruits, dates and prunes in the nose. Its rich and warming flavour profile will complement rich and heavy stews, as well as aged cheeses such as Old Cheddar.
“We’re only releasing 1,200 bottles of the 2015 Dia de Los Muertos Cerveza Fuerte and 600 bottles of Dia de Los Muertos La Resurrección,” says Martin Lewis, manager, Bad Tattoo. “Last year we sold out in just over a month and we expect to sellout in under a month this year. With fall’s cooler temperatures, these are the kinds of beers you want to drink in a snifter by the fireplace with good company.”
Penticton’s newest craft brewery is bringing the two new limited edition craft beers to life on November 1 at its Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Inspired by one of the largest and most celebrated holidays in Mexico, Bad Tattoo is transforming its brewery facility into an authentic Mexican-style arena.
Decorated with vibrant flowers and colourful candles, the space is designed to replicate the beautiful altars that are erected by family members in Mexico to celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones. Refreshments and a pizza buffet will be enjoyed to Latin beats mixed by a local DJ. This is an opportunity to be the first to pair unique Mexican-style pizzas created especially for Dia de Los Muertos, including Mole Chicken and Nacho pizzas, with two new brews.
Attracting craft beer enthusiasts aged 19 plus, guests are encouraged to dress to theme with festive Halloween-style embellishments. Guests will have the opportunity to unleash their spirit through the medium of face painting.
“We believe Mexican culture is one of the most fascinating cultures worldwide, so we’ve given the new beers Spanish names,” says Lewis. “A big part of traditional tattoo culture is skeletons and skulls, which coincides with the essence of this Mexican holiday. By combining the two, we created a fun and unique event that is a celebration of life.”
Bad Tattoo was awarded two silver medals in the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards in July, for Best North American-style Amber Lager and Belgian-style Abbey Ale. The achievement comes within the first year of launching its operations.