Unusual Frequency [Track 6]
an eighth state-style double india pale ale dry-hopped with galaxy, talus and W1108-333
Way way back in 2021, we launched a series of collaborative hazy double IPA’s dubbed unusual frequency. The goal, as hazy newbs, was to explore the style through the minds of some of the best in the industry to do it.
With no real plan for this series beyond 2021, we didn’t really know where things would go. As we literally and figuratively ran out of brainwaves, we thought this series had simply run its course. Upon further exploration, we decided there was still much more to uncover with this beer style and our homies who crush it.
An idea to utilize sound wavelengths surfaced and then became a bit more concise. Our very own Brit Josa took that idea and said, “what if we have the brewery tell us what song best represents them and use a wavelength from that song”. And to bring it all home, add a qr code to that song on the label art so the drinker can be immersed in the full experience.
Representing Track 6 of this ongoing project are some new friends and South Carolina sweeties over at Eighth State Brewing in Greenville, South Carolina. An inspiring brewery from their small yet mighty stature and how they have become known around the globe for a wide range of offerings, our combined forces on a tasty beverage has definitely been a long time coming.
As we do with this project, we leaned hard into Eighth State techniques and together dreamed up an DIPA utilizing their philosophy and techniques. Incorporating some experimental hops and mind-bending grains that taste like marshmallows, we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.