Libation Celebration for The Tea Spot
Yahoo! News - March 4,2011
Longmont’s Left Hand Brewing Co. is releasing a limited edition beer infused with tea from The Tea Spot of Boulder. Exciting infusions are occurring in Colorado! Now, both tea and beer enthusiasts can taste their worlds in one sip with the Lapsang Souchong brew. The beer has been dubbed TNT. TNT is a Weizen Doppelbock - a strong wheat beer - infused with Lapsang Souchong tea, most notably well-known for its smoky character.
Jared Kochik, The Tea Spot's Director of Operations and one time employee of Left Hand Brewing, was the liaison who kindled the partnership for this blend. “As a long time beer geek and general tea enthusiast, it's exciting to see these two worlds collide in Left Hand Brewing's TNT. The unique, smoky notes of the Laspsang Souchong black tea ride quite smoothly alongside the powerful flavor of the Weizenbock. We are honored to have lent a helping hand in Head Brewer Ro Guenzel's modern combination of the world's two oldest brews: tea and beer.”
The tapping of this limited edition beer will be held at Left Hand's Tasting Room in Longmont on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 5 pm, with representatives from The Tea Spot in attendance.