What is the result when three of Tampa Bay’s finest breweries team up with Slim Pickens Cider and Mead to brew a beer for the band Samiam? A tasty beer, in this case it is called “El Dorado.”
A perennial favorite among the Cigar City staff, Berkeley, California’s long-running punk rock band Samiam sees heavy rotation not only around Cigar City but around many other Tampa Bay area breweries. When the opportunity presented itself to brew a beer with Samiam for The Fest in Gainesville and Pre-Fest in Tampa, we knew a few other aging punk rockers (aged, actually) in the Tampa Bay brewing community who would want to be a part of the action.
Along with our friends at Coppertail Brewing Co., Tampa Bay Brewing Company and Slim Pickens Cider and Mead, we developed this recipe with the guys from Samiam in honor of one of our favorite hops and favorite Samiam songs, El Dorado. The hop’s characteristic apricot and pear flavors are supported by a simple malt bill that allow the uniqueness of El Dorado to shine.
Look for Samiam’s El Dorado around Ybor City bars like Crowbar, The Orpheum, The Bricks and Cigar City Cider and Mead during Pre-Fest on October 26th and 27th and at venues throughout Gainesville during The Fest on October 28th, 29th and 30th.
This is the second time that Samiam has teamed up with Tampa Bay’s brewers and cidermakers, the first time was Capsized Cider.