Dust Bowl to Release Elder Ale, a Collab With Collective of Coastal Sources

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. announces a creative collaboration spawned from its new taproom in Monterey, California. Known to be social among the guests, Dust Bowl Brewing Co. founder, Brett Tate, happened upon budding author and forager, Shane Peterson, one late summer afternoon at the new Monterey location. It wasn’t long before the idea for a collaboration brew was born.

Peterson has a passion for Elderflower, so it was only natural that this became a key component of the brew. He’s also a master fermenter, hence the idea of teaming with a brewery was seamless.

“When I met Shane, I was immediately taken by his passion for his craft,” shares Brett Tate. “We had never brewed with Elderflower or partnered with anyone outside of the brewing community, so I thought it would be a great way to show our creativity while celebrating new connections to the Monterey area.”

The collaboration quickly grew to include a variety of resources. The Elderflower was sourced from Mountain Rose Herbs based in Eugene, OR, while the honey came from Buzzin’ Apiaries from Gustine, CA. The label is a showpiece on its own, featuring the custom art from Santa Cruz-based illustrator, McKella Jo and designed by Blindtiger Design, Dust Bowl’s firm based in Seattle, WA.

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