Bull & Bush Brewery,
Happy 46th Anniversary by Morgan Forsyth, Craft Beer Promoter
marks another notable anniversary for Bull & Bush Brewery. Located
just down Colorado Boulevard from Glendale, the iconic brewpub is
celebrating its 46th anniversary this Saturday, August 5. The legacy
of Bull & Bush started in 1971 by twin brothers Dean and Dale
Peterson. It has since been passed down a generation to Dale’s sons
David and Erik, who have continued the legacy by creating major
expansions to the business. Since brewing their first batch of beer
on New Year’s Day of 1997, Master Brewer Gabe Moline has become
world renowned for his innovative creations. The two sons, David and
Erik, have maintained the longevity of the business while keeping it
relevant in today’s booming industry.
For this years anniversary celebration, Bull & Bush is releasing
their 46th Anniversary Caffe Corretto Stout. Traditionally, a caffe
corretto is a shot of espresso with a shot of grappa or sambuca on
the side. This anniversary beer is an imperial stout aged in brandy
and french oak syrah barrels, with espresso added post barrel aging.
The beer is dedicated to their dad and uncle, who started the legacy
of Bull & Bush. The Caffe Coretto Stout will be available in
bottles, along with a limited amount on tap.
Along with releasing their own beer for the party, David and Erik
will also be digging deep into their BarChive of kegs to pull out
some rare and vintage beers to share. One of their guest beers they
will be tapping for the party is a 30L wooden gravity cask of
Aventinus 2009. Aventinus was introduced in 1907 and is the oldest
Bavarian Wheat-Doppelbock. Another rare beer Bull & Bush will be
tapping next Saturday is the OEC Tempus #8. This beer is a blend of
30% young Tempus, lagered for at least 3 months in wine barrels
blended with 15% 18 month old lambic style ale & 55% 18 month old
saison aged in red & white wine barrels.
For the music aspect (because what would a Bull & Bush anniversary
party be without some killer tunes) The Samples will be performing
for their sixth consecutive year at the Bull & Bush Anniversary
Party, starting at 9 PM on the evening on August 5.
With fresh beer, great music, camaraderie and friendship - the
tradition of the Bull & Bush is a legend that will surely carry on
for generations to come!