As a brewery this is our first "tribute beer." A beer brewed specifically to pay homage to someone or something that we feel lent an interesting twist to life. With that we give you Marty Stouffer's Wild America, a barley wine in honor of wild life's quintessential badass.
Back in the mid 80's to early 90's, before nature shows were commonplace, you may recall a show on PBS by the same name of this beer. It chronicled Marty Stouffer romping through the North American bush with a camera capturing burly creatures existing in the wild. A lot of serious footage caught of some amazing things. Personally, I'd tune in with my dad and watch Grizzlies throw down over territory, bighorn sheep drive their skulls into one another, mountain lions take down mule deer and Marty raising one cute-as-hell baby critter or another. Good times.
We brew this tribute beer because 1. A bunch of us at Half Acre watched these shows as kids and really enjoyed seeing these things. And 2. Because there's a lot of paths you can take when deciding what to do with your time, and deciding you're going to chronicle yourself raising a bear cub is pretty awesome. "I was thinking after school I'd try to land an entry level job, but instead I figured I document my life with this Grizzly cub in the hopes that I can reintroduce Grizzlies to the Rockies." Path less traveled.
So, maybe you got to see Marty's footage after he spent many years trucking through the back country, maybe not. Either way, surely you can respect people that apply originality to their thought process then have the balls to get it done.
We thank Marty Stouffer for hearing us out, allowing us to do this and for sending a bunch of Wild America box sets for us to watch. One of these box sets will be given to a lucky customer the day of the release.
This beer is a month or so out, but we wanted to prime you for this special offering. 22oz bombers & draft.
Half Acre Beer Co