When Atlanta’s Orpheus Brewing debuted its first beers on Memorial Day 2014 , enthusiastic crowds packed the tasting room located near the Atlanta Beltline and Piedmont Park.
Four years on, the Orpheus fourth anniversary is spread over four days during Memorial Day weekend 2018.
Orpheus founder and brewmaster Jason Pellett says, “I think I may have gone a bit overboard.”
But from today through Monday, the lineup is designated as Grape Day, Cherry Day, Stout Day, and Spontaneous Day, with two completely new barrel-aged bottles released each day.
And while Pellet is waiting until the end of the year to release bottles of his major 'coolship' project, Everything Lasts Forever, he is tapping a bit on Monday for Spontaneous Day.
Plus, he’s releasing a blend of two year old coolship beer, Yesternow, and a two year coolship beer with raspberries, I Am Only Memories, in bottles.
For the hopheads, Quadruple Dry-hopped Transmigration of Souls will be available all the long weekend in bottles and cans. And to celebrate four years of Orpheus, it's this week's Beer Pick.
Quadruple Dry-hopped Transmigration of Souls
Orpheus Brewing, Atlanta
Available on draft and in cans
Orpheus says Transmigration of Souls was “inspired by the Orphic bone tablets which explore the dichotomous nature of life and death,” and “reveals the many sides of the IPA.”
If the original Double IPA Transmigration is as advertised, “irresponsibly hopped,” the four rounds of serious hop additions that go into the Quad variant take the citrus and and tropical fruit aromas and flavors to another level of sensory intensity. And this one goes to 11 — percent alcohol by volume, that is.
Here’s what Orpheus recommends: “Transmigration of Souls is very overpowering; just pair it with another Transmigration of Souls. If you must eat, Transmigration of Souls is bold and dry, with an abundance of tropical fruit. It will pair well with spicy food.”