Funkmaster Brett and the Furious Hops is a craft beer locally produced by Revelry Brewing Company. It is an American IPA-style beer with 7 percent ABV. Brewer Ryan Coker says the beer got its name “from a long night of enjoying more than a few pints with friends and deciding that a 100 percent Brett IPA named after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was in order.”
Those who enjoy lambics and gueuze style beers; those who enjoy Belgian style ales; and wine lovers may appreciate the complexity of flavor and aroma in the Funkmaster Brett and the Furious Hops. According to Coker, “It is a popular beer with those who like IPAs and those who do not.” “It’s very approachable for the style and lends a perceived sweetness through the tropical yeast flavor and aroma, yet still has a firm bitterness to balance the beer.”
Coker, head brewer, along with Jay Daratony and Sean Fleming opened Revelry Brewing Company last year. They tend to take an “experimental approach” to beer brewing styles and consider the educational arm of their brewery a key component of their business platform.
Funkmaster Brett offers citrusy notes of American hops, with good head retention and medium body. It is fermented with Brettanomyces bruxellensis, which is a wild yeast found on fruit skins. Most brewers work fastidiously to keep their tanks free of this microbe. But Coker and his team value the complexity and sourness this yeast known as “Brett” can impart to a beer. Coker says this yeast is notorious for its tropical fruit flavors and aromas. “The palate welcomes pineapple, mango and lychee and then finishes dry with a lingering bitterness.”
Revelry Brewing Company, 10 Conroy St. Check its Facebook page for other locations where its beer is served.
At the brewery: $6 pint