Easter may be a few weeks away yet, but one local brewery is getting in on the scavenger hunting fun early to help celebrate its latest collaboration project.
On Thursday, March 4, Peekskill Brewery releases “First We’re Sour” and “Then We’re Sweet,” a collaboration with Nyack microbrewery Two Villains. Peekskill’s contribution, a dry-hopped fruited sour with notes of strawberry and peach, clocks in at a respectable 6.5% ABV, while Two Villains handles the sweet notes with a 6.7% fruited IPA, carrying over strawberry and peach flavors and adding hints of marshmallow.
“We came up with the idea to create a two-part collaboration,” says local branding and marketing professional Matthew Selsky, who facilitated the partnership between two of his favorite brewers. “As we all know Peekskill’s love for the ‘sour’ beers, they were in charge of brewing the fruited sour, while the Villains took on the task of brewing the ‘sweet’ aspect.”
PKB will release limited four-packs featuring two cans of each beer (with scratch’n’sniff stickers!) starting March 4. However, the collaboration doesn’t stop there; the first ten customers will also receive a complimentary duo of decadent peach gellie ganache chocolate truffles from Washington-based chocolatier @laddylivvvy, designed to pair nicely with each beer.
To help celebrate, the brewery will also host a scavenger hunt social-distance-style. Hunters 21 and older will need to find four “@mattyeaats” stickers hidden within a half-mile of the brewery near the Peekskill waterfront (clues provided, of course) and post an Instagram story at each location tagging @mattyeaats and @peekskillbrewery. The first four winners will receive a free four-pack, plus a T-shirt from another local brand, @peekskill_exurbanist.
And don’t worry, greater Hudson Valley residents. Two Villains will be releasing the project up in Nyack same-day.