Year 1 of Sloss Music & Arts Festival was officially a HUGE success! First, we got together with our new friends at Trim Tab Brewing and their Brewmaster, Will Crenshaw, back in Crozet to brew a special collaboration beer for the festival: Siren of Sloss. We had one main goal for this beer: drinkable in the heat! So the crew went to craft a summer pale ale, single-hopped with Calypso, a new American variety that adds a pleasant fruity aroma with hints of pear and apple. We also added some honey and our witbier yeast, which we also use in Soul Shine Summer Pale Ale. All of these combine to create a sessionable, yet complex summer beer that was a big hit at the festival. 11535805_10153103472692880_160975338769226053_n11059440_10153184972202880_1069948760386135918_n   With this tasty beer in tow, it was time to hit the road down to Birmingham for the festival in mid-July. We had an absolute blast hanging at the Starr Hill All Access tent and meeting new friends, like the great guys at Bham Beer Buzz! We were even fortunate to feature a pop-up performance by Muddy Magnolias at our tent where they even guest bartended with us! 11752078_10153178354702880_2028407162249181229_n 11755856_10153178866547880_7563338202067852625_n   11751779_10153183016022880_9206384134473897342_n 11215892_10153184972307880_8713036675608707405_n   A huge thanks to Trim Tab, Sloss, and all of the fine folks down in Alabama who made our trip so much fun. Use our Beer Finder to find the Siren of Sloss near you! Here's some more shots of our great times during the fest, plus some of our favorite performances from Band of Horses, Lord Huron, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Don't forget to check out our Sloss Mix to listen to more great music from the festival. 11742874_10153184972382880_7922910034578735259_n 11754251_10153184971922880_519941871602939135_n 11705173_10153184971987880_3434911338305904761_n 11059898_10153184971627880_2320963981999707433_n   11694871_10153184971342880_750077580518846223_n 11165225_10153184971747880_7033970615956063450_n