Two breweries along the northern border, Batch Brewing Company (Detroit, MI, USA) and Motor Craft Ales (Windsor, ON, Canada), have released their latest collaboration beer, Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree.
The rosemary and chestnut pale ale is brewed with Michigan malt and chestnuts. Motor City Malthouse’s German-style malt and Treeborn’s chestnuts are accompanied with a clean yeast profile, allowing the rosemary’s herbal and piney qualities to shine, while the chestnut sweetness provides depth to the beer.
The name of the beer, Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree, comes from the first part if the seventh chapter of George Orwell’s novel, 1984. It reads as;
“Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me:
There lie they, and here lie we
Under the spreading chestnut tree.”
“The collaboration beer symbolizes a place where revolutionaries, patriots, and lovers of craft beer can come together,” said Stephen Roginson, Owner of Batch Brewing Company. “No walls, only bridges and tunnels. No irony, only ideals and art.”
This is the second collaboration beer Batch Brewing Company and Motor Craft Ales have crafted and according to the owners of both breweries, there will be many more in the future.
“For us these collaboration beers really celebrate what our countries share, in terms of both beer and culture,” said Gesuale.