Fort Collins, Colo. – Piano Keys Imperial Stout is back for an encore performance in 4-pack 16oz cans in Atlanta, Georgia this week. The chocolate and vanilla Imperial Stout is an ongoing collaboration between New Belgium Brewing and Dennis Malcolm Byron, aka Ale Sharpton, an Atlanta-based craft beer ambassador.
What started as an honest conversation about increasing the presence and participation of under-represented communities in craft beer with Ale Sharpton, has led to both an incredible beer and relationship. The Piano Keys brand is proudly co-owned by Ale and New Belgium, and the brew blossomed from Ale’s idea to make a beer in a style less common to New Belgium’s repertoire. Piano Keys is a decadent imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs from Xocolatl.
Craft beer is a huge economic driver for many communities in America. New Belgium and Ale are taking a community-based approach to break down barriers between those facing historical and systemic inequities, especially in the craft beer industry. For every case of Piano Keys sold, $2 will benefit BrewGether, a collaborative giving project established by Ale. New Belgium will also donate $1 per beer sold through its tasting rooms to local nonprofit organizations in Fort Collins, Colorado and Asheville, North Carolina.
“While the experience of brewing and conceptualizing a beer like Piano Keys realized a dream of mine, working with New Belgium on BrewGether also fulfilled my ongoing passion of helping those in need,” said Ale Sharpton. “This collaboration makes it all happen.” Visit www.brewgether.org to learn more.
Find Piano Keys in Atlanta at select retailers, for curbside pick-up at both New Belgium tasting rooms in Fort Collins and Asheville, and via direct to consumer shipping in applicable states. For more information please visit https://www.newbelgium.com/
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