To celebrate the rare solar eclipse that will take place across America on 8/21/2017, we have created a rare and special beer: Perfect Night Black IPA.
Perfect Night is a tasty twist on the brewery’s beloved Perfect Day IPA. A different yeast strain and slightly different hop bill plus dark malts make this beer black as night time during the day. The malts add a roasty chocolate flavor to this aromatic, complexly hop-forward IPA (6.5% ABV).
Perfect Night Black IPA will be released on Monday, August 14, at 5 p.m., at both Asheville Brewing’s downtown and North Asheville locations (exactly a week before the eclipse). With your first pint of Perfect Night, you can get a free pair of approved solar eclipse glasses from Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS). These glasses will be limited to one pair per person per visit to Asheville Brewing with purchase of Perfect Night.
Additionally, a dollar from every Perfect Night pint sold will benefit the museum. If you need extra eclipse glasses, AMOS currently has them for sale for $1 in their gift store at 43 Patton Avenue, while supplies last.
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a beer for the solar eclipse and to partner with Asheville’s cool science museum,” says Asheville Brewing head brewer Pete Langheinrich. “You can drink a Perfect Day before the eclipse, then have a Perfect Night ready for the eclipse, then go back to Perfect Day. That’s my plan, at least.”
This small batch beer will be available only on draft, but you can pick up a growler to take Perfect Night with you wherever you’re watching on August 21.
Be prepared for this celestial marvel by coming to Asheville Brewing’s Coxe Avenue location on August 14, starting at 5 p.m., to get a first taste of Perfect Night, a pair of solar eclipse glasses, and to learn about the eclipse from the AMOS staff, who will be on hand selling unique Asheville eclipse T-shirts.
“AMOS is excited to collaborate with Asheville Brewing as we look forward to celebrating this incredible celestial event with the community,” says Cory Van Auken, Asheville Museum of Science marketing manager. “Having the opportunity to observe a 99% solar eclipse in our backyard is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, which deserves its own beer.”
On August 21, the museum will host Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival, 99% Eclipse of the Park, at Pack Square from noon to 3 p.m. They will offer fun watching and educational activities, plus music and entertainment. There will not be beer at the Festival, but once the sun reappears, come to Asheville Brewing to enjoy a Perfect Night and to debrief your experience seeing the stars come out during the middle of a summer day..
Perfect Night Black IPA pairs well with Moon Pie pizza, dark chocolate, and Fingers of Fire chicken strips.