Beginning this week October 13th – October 19th, Dallas will serve as the 5th stop on the Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Tasting Tour. Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru is a limited-edition, Belgian ale that is only available on draft in select cities from now through November, and Dallas is on the list! For a full list of Dallas bars check out KMF Grand Cru.
The 2014 release of Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk is a unique Belgian ale, aged in Hungarian oak tuns for over a year and fermented with multiple micro-organisms found in the environment of the historic brewery.
On August 23rd, the Samuel Adams brewers released a small batch version called Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru that’s been uniquely aged for two years in the Barrel Room at the Boston Brewery. A touch of Belgian candi sugar has been added to balance the beer’s tart acidity and lend a smoothness and sweetness to the finish. This special brew debuted on August 23rd in San Diego at the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference, and will be available on draft in select U.S. cities as part of the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru 12-City Tasting tour, which runs from August through November.
The porous character of the wood allows air to slowly seep into the beer during secondary fermentation, smoothing out any harsh flavors. Wild yeast and bacteria including Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus also interact with the aging brew, imparting unique spicy, fruity and bright tart flavors. Long contact with the wood imparts its own flavors of oak and vanilla.
Originally a French term used to describe wine vintages, when used in the context of beer, ‘Grand Cru’ means that it is the ‘best of the best.’ When crafting Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, the brewers at Samuel Adams aimed to create a unique brew unlike anything they had barrel-aged before.
What Founder and Brewer Jim Koch has to say about Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru
“Kosmic Mother Funk is at the heart and soul of our Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection, and one of the most unique brews ever to come out of our Boston Brewery. Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is tart and funky, with notes of dark fruit, cocoa, cherry and vanilla, as well as a subtle smooth sweetness. Although KMF Grand Cru may not be for everyone – it’s certainly not your average beer – I believe it is a truly delicious brew that will open many palates and minds to the world of funky beers.”
Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru 12-City Tasting Tour – #KMFtour
The Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Tasting Tour will visit:
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- San Francisco
- San Diego
For tour dates and to vote for your city as the final stop, visit www.SamuelAdams.com/kmf.