Cairn Brewing of Kenmore, Washington is preparing to release a commemorative beer called The Big Bird that is intended to help beer lovers show 2020 exactly how they feel.
As we inch closer and closer, at a snail’s pace, toward the end of one of the most interesting years in recent memory, it’s time to reflect on 2020. Either that or it’s time to flip it the big bird and put 2020 in the rearview mirror and try to forget the whole thing. Cairn Brewing has got you covered.
On Tuesday, December 1st, Cairn Brewing releases The Big Bird, a blonde stout infused with birthday cake and glitter. The beer weighs in at 50 IBUs and 6.5 percent ABV. It will be available by the glass and in 16-ounce cans.
“The Big Bird started out as a joke but quickly turned into a project,” explains Anthony Morones, Assistant Brewer at Cairn Brewing. “I brewed a test batch based on my favorite Blonde Stout recipe. We started talking about infusing it with all kinds of things and just never looked back.”
According to Bill and Jen Boyd, Cairn Brewing’s owners, “2020 has certainly been an over-the-top year, and The Big Bird reflects that. What can we say but goodbye? And so here’s to you, 2020—we’re giving you The Big Bird. Let’s hope 2021 is a better year for us all.”
The Big Bird is described as having dessert-in-a-glass flavors. It will make a great stocking stuffer for the adventurous beer drinker in your life. Or, put a playful spin on your New Year’s toast and join the Cairn Brewing Team in bidding adieu to 2020 with The Big Bird.
It’s been a couple of years since we talked about the glitter craze or glitter-infused beers at all. You can read our story from 2018 here.