A Backyard Classic. Remixed. Brewery & Online-Only Exclusive
Collab with Denzil Porter (@friendzil) | Up and Comers
We couldn’t let our 10 year anniversary come and go without brewing something to officially kick off summer in The Backyard — our happy place and, in our humble opinion, one of the best spots spaces in the whole damn city – our beloved Backyard. Backyard Freestyle was named in its honor.
Slightly sweet, spicy, and just a little bit tart, Backyard Freestyle opens with a rye whiskey vibes, before giving way to a big wave of stone fruit — like biting into a fresh peach on a hot summer day. Refreshing and crushable, we added 250 lbs of peach puree during fermentation to give this a full body, complimented by the tart rye malt and balanced out with the herbal dryness of the hops.
We first brewed this big, juicy, Rye IPA in 2019 and now, in the midst of our celebration of a decade of brewing in the Bronx we threw it back with a little remix from Bronx hip hop legend, Denzil Porter — and Denzil’s longtime collaborator Chris ‘Creasy’ Reg. Starting his MC career by freestyling in high school, Denzil’s become a local hip hop fixture over the past decade, producing seven albums and making a name for himself as one of NYC’s best live performers.
To celebrate the release, Denzil will be performing his new (read: never before performed) album, ‘Bodega Raps’ live in the Backyard on April 9, 2021.
Grain Bill: Extra Pale, Goldpils Vienna, Rye, Caramel, Oat Flakes
Hop Bill: Caliente, Jarrylo, Hallertau Blanc, El Dorado, Huell Melon
What Else?: Peach Puree
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