Appalachian Brewing Company Pairs with The Vegetable Hunter to Release Plant Based Beyond Beer Collaboration

Appalachian Brewing Company Pairs with The Vegetable Hunter to Release Plant Based Beyond Beer Collaboration

Appalachian Brewing Company and The Vegetable Hunter are collaborating to release “Beyond Beer” a plant based beer.

Beyond Beer

Not quite sure what to make of this one. I couldn’t believe it when it popped up in my newsfeed, but here it is – a “plant based beer”, or “beyond beer” similar to that of Burger King’s “beyond burger” or “impossible burger” (a plant based burger / hamburger).

The two breweries involved in this ‘endeavor’ is Appalachian Brewing Company (Harrisburg) and The Vegetable Hunter (Harrisburg). Both are practically right down the street from each other, and both have multiple other locations.

Beyond Beer Brambleberry Saison

From the Fox 43 News Press Release:

Beer and veggie lovers alike have some big things to celebrate!

Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC), which started in Harrisburg but now has various locations throughout central Pa., announced its upcoming collaboration with The Vegetable Hunter, a vegan eatery on Monday.

The two local establishments worked together to create Beyond Beer Brambleberry Saison, which nods to The Vegetable Hunter’s vegan roots with a reference to the Beyond Burger meat substitute.


Appalachian Brewing Company unveils new plant-based Beyond Beer collaboration – Fox 43 News

Head brewer for Appalachian Brewing Company – Bruce Tanner – seems enthusiastic with the beer. And described it as such:

This Saison-style beer was brewed at ABC’s Mechanicsburg location with the help of our friends at The Vegetable Hunter. We kicked around a few styles, and eventually landed on a Saison style recipe with fruit additions; subtle notes from the fruits results in a beer that we are all very excited about!

Bruce Tanner – Head Brewmaster at Appalachian Brewing Company (Mechanicsburg)

(Last I have heard – Cliff Plank is still the head brewmaster at the Harrisburg Appalachian Brewing Company location, and Bruce Tanner is the head brewmaster at the Mechanicsburg location.)

The description given for the beer is: The Beyond Beer Saison is conditioned on pounds of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries that work together to create a subtle sweetness and intriguing flavor profile.

It will be available in all of the Appalachian Brewing Company pubs (Mechanicsburg, Lititz, Harrisburg, and the soon to be opening Carlisle locations).

Beyond Beer

Honestly, I’m not sure what to make of it this. I think its more the gimmick of the name, than it is any real indication of style or anything. Because as we all know – beer is plant based in itself. Water. Hops. Grain. Fruits. Vegetables. Etc. All plant or non – meat related. The only thing that could be considered “non plant” would be the yeast (which is a fungus). No word in the press release about the yeast involved in the beer.

Aaron Gore, a beer writer mostly in the South Carolina area saw this on Fox News, and posted it. The comments section is worth it alone: (Aaron Gore – Comments – Beyond Beer).

The Vegetable Hunter is a vegan / plant based restaurant and brewery. So this most likely stems from their collaborating efforts with Appalachian Brewing Company.

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