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10×10 Festival — Hot Plate and Mike Duffy live

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

In collaboration with Love Pittsfield, Hot Plate Brewing Co. will celebrating the 13th Anniversary of the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival with 10 small batches of beer, released over the span of 10 days. For each small batch release, they will be hosting a launch party inspired by the history and recipes of each of the new beers.

February 24 — Hotboxing the Skylark rauschbier

Hot Plate Says: “As elder millennials, our high school and college years fell right at the end of the 1990s and the beginning of a new millennium (thus the generational name). And since this beer is all about nostalgia, we decided to invite our friend Mike Duffy to play a set of cover songs curated for this time period.”

Beer launch begins at noon and concert begins at 7.

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Background

Hot Plate Says:

The Rauchbier is a smoky and malty amber lager, which originated in the city of Bamberg, which is in the Franconian region of Bavaria. There is in an air of mystery surrounding this beer because its origin is known, but the time in which it was first developed is uncertain.

One of the signature—and most appealing—qualities of the Rauchbier is the amount of smokiness that complements the malty flavor. We turned up the volume a bit on the smoke for this beer, and it has a bacon-like quality, which is still true-to-style for this beer and happens to be one of the unique features of Rauchbiers.

What’s in a Name?

Hot Plate Says:

The smoky quality to this beer reminds us of camping trips in high school and college, when we first started experiencing beer drinking with our friends. In fact, this beer made us so nostalgic that we paid homage to Mike’s first car—a Buick Skylark—which he may or may not used to hotbox along with his friends.

Smoked lagers have been a part of the German brewing traditions for centuries. Using a variety of smoked malts, these can remind the drinker of the aroma of smoked foods and campfire. In many ways, this evokes a sense of nostalgia for our cofounders who spent many years camping in the outskirts of town, and so we want to celebrate this campfire beer with the soundtrack that defined our teenaged years.

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Event Details

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Date:
February 23
Time:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Event Location

Hot Plate Brewing Co.
1 School St.
Pittsfield, MA

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