For the most part, I get to brew what I want. I suppose that’s only partially true. Juggling flagships, seasonals, and customer demands dictate a lot. But every once in a while, I can sneak in something that’s purely selfish.
When I get those opportunities, I tend to work backwards and think about where I want to be and what I want to be drinking in a certain setting. When I first started thinking about this beer, I was daydreaming about crushing lager in a lawn chair in the thick Louisiana humidity, while pondering the “duality of a Southern thing”. This crisp and hoppy pilsner with a unique All-American dry hop is what I came up with.
So that’s how I want to spend my summer – sitting in a lawn chair drinking 16 oz cans of Company I Keep – a delicious lager with just the right amount of fruit notes with a clean, dry finish. Andrew Nations – July 2018