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Prairie Artisan Ales continues to make news

Nick Trougakos Published: April 11, 2013
When is there not a lot going on with Prairie Artisan Ales?

The answer? Never, apparently. So it’s best we dive in with some bullet points today.

-Today is the last day for Prairie’s wildly successful Kickstarter funding drive. With just a couple hours to go, the drive had blown past the initial $10,000 goal, with more than $22,500 pledged by a total of 245 backers.

Prairie brewmaster Chase Healey said he is pretty pumped about the result:

“It’s pretty awesome what people can do when you just ask,” Healey said. “The money will help out big time.”

Healey said he will keep Prairie fans up to speed on what the $22K+ is spent on.

-True to his word, Healey posted an update: He’s purchased two 10-barrel, open-top fermenters (a barrel is equivalent to 31 gallons).

-In case you didn’t notice from the image at top right, Prairie recently updated its company logo. The old logo looked like this.

-Prairie announced three new beers will be coming to market soon. Here are the descriptions straight from the Prairie FB page:

1. Pirate Noir: 11% imperial stout aged in very old rum barrels. This has been bottled and could land as soon as next weekend. Only 120 cases of 750ml bottles.

2. Prairie Bomb: 14% imperial stout aged on vanilla, coffee, chocolate and peppers. Not yet bottled, 12 oz. release.

3. Prairie Okie: 13% imperial brown ale aged in bourbon barrels. This has been bottled and could land as soon as next weekend. Only 150 cases of 750ml bottles for OK. 120 cases will ship to outside markets.

-Video star.

Daily Pints

-Goose Island IPA pint night is tonight at TapWerks.

-A Mustang DoppelHopper IPA pint night is set for tomorrow at TapWerks.

-The next release from Green Flash — Patlate Wrecker — has arrived in state. Inquire at your local liquor store.

-The Mule is tapping a COOP firkin Friday night during Live on the Plaza. The beer will be a hoppy American wheat.