The «Keg Queen» is turning 30! Zack's wife, Alysha has been a major part of this brewery from the very first batch of home brew. She kept Chad and Zack positive, encouraged their brews and supported every decision. She was even there to bail them out and clean up a mess or two when trouble came about (beers and other fiascos). The Chain Reaction boys aren't an easy bunch to tame, and frankly we can be a bit of a handful for the regular run of the mill folks… Not for Alysha! She holds us up and pulls us back into reality. For that we are thankful and grateful. She took a break from wrangling mini beer minions, and making sure Zack hasn't wandered off to brew a very special beer with Chad.
Not sure how many know the story of the Converter IPA. It was the 2nd or 3rd ever homebrew recipe we ever did on our own. At the time it was just okay, but it changed Alysha from the very beginning. She was a cheapo white wine or vodka Sprite drinker who hated beer. Until she met the converter, that IPA changed everything! It showed how tasty craft beer could be, with all it's hops and malts perfectly balanced with a clean and complimentary yeast. That is how it got its name. It converts people who don't like IPAs or aren't sure into people that go «ok grab me another» and then begin to build their palate.
So with the story of the beer done and the dust settled Chad and Alysha invented the Converted Rose IPA. It's as much of a beer as it is a personal journey. Adding roses to the brew we showcase Alysha as not only a developed enjoyer of craft beer but also from a young women to a community role model, hard worker, dedicated person of passion, supporting individual, loving spouse and amazing mother.
Alysha this round is for you! Cheers and thanks you for helping all of us convert our roses.
We will tap only 2 very limited kegs of this brew Wednesday, July 11th (her actual birthday) we will have limited Converted Rose glassware and t-shirts available for purchase. Please remember this is all limited so don't miss out.