A trio of new developments from Insight Brewing:
1) They’ve released their first-ever sour beer, Funken City, a dry, barrel-aged saison. It features some mild Brett funk in a svelte and grapefruit-pithy body, with a twinge of acid near the finish. Funken City will be in stores next week, with a mere 35 kegs floating out to select tap accounts.
(The second beer in this series, an amber currently mellowing in bourbon barrels, is shaping up to be much more sour. Look for that release in late-March, early April.)
2) They’re close to expanding. A storage facility across the parking lot for stashing barrels, cans, and kegs will open more of the existing brewhouse for production and packaging.
3) Insight also announced, in a press release this morning, their commitment to solar energy:
“Insight has partnered with Innovative Power Systems (IPS Solar) in a 25 year contract to build a community solar garden in Carver County this summer, where Insight will subscribe to nearly half of the entire energy output of the array, effectively offsetting 120% of the brewery’s energy needs in 2017.”