Many blues songs have been inspired (or at least influenced) by alcohol, but it’s rare that a libation has been inspired by a blues band.Rivertown Brewing Company‘s new “Shamble On – Dubbel Barrel Blues,” is a Belgian dubbel fermented with whiskey-infused wood chips, and brewed in honor of Cincinnati’s own award-winning blues quartet, The Whiskey Shambles.
Shamble On will be tapped at 5:30pm at a special event on July 30, 2015, at the Rivertown Brewery taproom, with a performance by The Whiskey Shambles starting at 6:00pm.
NAME: NEW Rivertown Beer Tapping
BEER: Shamble On – Dubbel Barrel Blues
ADMISSION: FREE SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC (21 & Over)
LIVE MUSIC BY: The Whiskey Shambles – http://whiskeyshambles.com
DATE: Thursday, July 30, 2015 (Facebook event)
TIME: Doors 4:00pm, Tapping 5:30pm, Music 6:00pm
VENUE: Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House – http://rivertownbrewery.com
ADDRESS: 607 Shepherd Drive, Lockland, OH 45215
After the success of “Shambling Southward,” a beer that The Shambles collaborated on with Rivertown last fall, both parties agreed that they wanted to brew another special beer for this summer, and throw another party for its release.Like Shambling Southward, the recipe for Shamble On was developed by pilot brewer Rob Westendorf, the mind behind Rivertown’s very popular Jenneke Belgian Blond Ale. Rob and his wife Roxanne (Rivertown’s Beer Evangelist) collaborated with Brother James — the band’s resident beer geek — for several months to come up with a new recipe that captures the band’s unique sound and spirit in liquid form.
Roxanne explains this unique beer: “We modified the previous recipe — which was based on a rich Belgian Trappist Dubbel — and added whiskey-infused wood chips to the secondary fermentation stage, to make a beer that is inviting, but as bold as The Whiskey Shambles.”
“We’ve always described The Shambles sound as a loud, belligerent style of demonic hill-stomp blues that almost . . . but not quite . . . betrays an air of subtle sophistication lingering just around the edges,” states Brother James. “This brew combines an exciting wallop from the whiskey with the gentler refinement of the Belgian style, making it a perfect pairing with the band: an even more potent blast of what we’re calling, ‘Dubbel Barrel Blues’.”