Faulkner on the taste Friday, June 19th!
We are thrilled to introduce Mystery Brewing’s “Faulkner” to you all on Friday, June 19th! Faulkner is the fourth in the Literary Greats Series, which features barrel aged, wild fermented, sour, and spirit-aged beers.
What makes Faulkner unique?
Glad you asked! From Mystery’s own description: “This beer was aged on Brettanomyces Bruxellensis [the same yeast that gives some red wines the distinctive horse barn character] in red wine barrels for 12 months. 350 pounds of fresh Kalawi Farms Peaches were added to the barrels and were aged for another 10 months. Altogether tart, refreshing, and peachy.”
What makes Faulkner unique as an author?
Here’s what his Wikipedia page says:
William Cuthbert Faulkner (/ˈfɔːlknər/, September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate fromOxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life.
Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel laureate. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were As I Lay Dying (1930) and Light in August (1932). Absalom, Absalom! (1936) is often included on similar lists.
So why does Mystery Brewing name their beers after authors, characters, and literary references?
Just as we suspected! Behind every great man, there is a great woman! Cue Sarah Ficke!
Sarah Ficke is an English Professor by day, but by night (and at other spare moments) she is Mystery’s official historian and librarian, tracking down the people, places, and recipes that give Mystery its unique historical and literary flavor and managing the taproom library. She also happens to be married to Erik [owner of Mystery Brewing]. Read more about Sarah here http://www.marymount.edu/Home/Contact-Us/Directory?profileid=75