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Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales special bottle release

10 a.m. Saturday
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, 1290 S. Broadway

What began as a passion project has become the main event for James and Sarah Howat. The married couple opened Former Future Brewing on South Broadway in 2014, aiming to put a modern twist on traditional and obscure beer styles. Off to the side, brewmaster James Howat began experimenting, including beers fermented with microbes captured on a coolship — a thin, long, open-air fermenting dish used to cool wort. So began a series of beers that attracted a cult following — and back-to-back bronze medals in the experimental/wild beer category at GABF in 2014 and 2015. No dummies, the Howats saw the future and shuttered Former Future to pour all their energies into Black Project. This special bottle release features new beers (including a sour brewed with Corvus coffee) and previous limited releases. Black Project is also pouring on the GABF floor (booth V26), so check them out there if you can’t stand to wake up this early.

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