Listermann Brewing Co. in Cincinnati will release the first beer in its new Ohio Riverboat Pirate series at 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the brewery.
Colonel Plug is a collaboration beer with Ray Spangler, American Homebrewers Association Homebrewer of the Year in 1987 and the founder of the Bloatarian Brewing League in Cincinnati. Spangler and head brewer Kevin Moreland decided to revive one of the three beer styles that originated in the U.S: Kentucky Common, the brewery said.
Kentucky Common is a sour mash beer that had an 18-hour mash before it was boiled to naturally sour the beer. The beer was then aged in an American oak cask.
Colonel Plug will be a brewery-only release. It will be available for draft and bottle purchase.
There will be three beers in the Pirate series. The next one will be an American wild ale aged in a port barrel with fruit added. The brewery is still finalizing the final beer. "Each bottle will come with a story of the pirate they represent," Jason Brewer said in an email.