For the second year in a row, we’ve partnered with local breweries to craft a mighty and distinctive flight of beers, the flavors of which were inspired by the unique character of Void Magazine. In order to concoct and craft the following beers, each local brewmaster from this esteemed crop of local breweries dug deep into his or well of creativity to produce something that definitively is local.
Yeah, yeah, but how can we try them, you might ask? Follow Voidlive on IG to find out about Void beer tapping events at each brewery and/or taproom, and stay plugged in to learn about the release party shenanigans we’re planning for July.
UPDATE: Main and Six will be releasing its Void Collab beer, The Golden Abyss with tapping party had their brewery/taproom in Springfield on Friday, July 6.
Read all about this year’s batch of Void brews below and stay tuned. More events to come!
Fill the Void
Session IPA • 4.8%
The long days of summer in the 904 beckon for a beer that is perfect on a warm and sunny afternoon spent in the company of good friends. This beer fills that void. Fresh aromas of citrus and tropical fruit flow out of the hazy, pale body of this Session IPA. A soft mouthfeel and crisp finish with distinct flavors of grapefruit, melon and passionfruit in every sip.
Summer Tart Saison • 5.2%
Brewed with Bog’s house Saison yeast, this brew pours a pale straw color and boasts a crisp, spritely tartness that pairs wonderfully with the flavors of wheat and the fruity esters of the yeast. A supremely drinkable beer, it’d be perfect to help you assemble your crew. Though we desperately wanted to call this beer Void-Tang Clan, Bog does not name its beers. Sounds like some Shaolin-style subterfuge to us!
Main and Six
The Golden Abyss
Golden Ale • 5.4%
Named after Void Surfboards super stylish, gilded single wing single fin surfboard, the Golden Abyss is a lightly hopped, easy drinking golden ale with an effortless style all its own. The late additions of Mosaic and Citra add flavor, while leaving the brew’s bitterness intact. At 5.4% ABV, it’s the casual approach to a hot Florida day.
Beer Soup for the Soul
Sour Gose • 4.7%
Void would be nothing without the support of our community. And Hyperion’s Beer Soup for the Soul—which is made with chicken bouillon and derives its name from the popular book series “Chicken Soup for the Soul”—captures the spirit of many of the local craft breweries’ commitment to that same community. “Craft beer is good for the community,” says local beer enthusiast John Baumeister, who helped concoct this special brew. “Our local breweries frequently support local charities by hosting events and raising awareness. Plus, craft beer itself is very social. People gather not just to enjoy the beer but also to talk about it with friends. Regardless of any other opinions about life, we can agree that hanging out, exploring new flavors, and supporting local businesses is a good thing.”
Gose with Pineapple
You can be into Yoga, or not. You can have half or a whole brain. And you can like making love at whatever time you please. Engine 15’s Voida Colada is for everyone. A gose made with real pineapple that boasts notes of roasted coconut and lime, you’ll want one for each hand (wait, that’s a different song).
Great White Void
White IPA • 6%
Unlike the man in the gray suit, the Great White Void shouldn’t strike fear in the hearts of our region’s ocean faring class. A white IPA made from a unique blend of yeasts and hops, at 6% ABV this flavorful brew is highly approachable. You won’t need a bigger boat, but the Great White Void certainly demands the biggest keg possible.
Ruby Red Grapefruit Saison • 6%
Inspired by the Void Surfboards twin fish design of the same name, Ruby Beach‘s citrusy, kinda spicy, relatively funky Red Mullet is fun and lively towards the back, like a good twin fin (or a good mullet should be). Keep in mind, however, as a French Saison this beer is up front about being serious business. Made for all day drinking.