If comedy is tragedy plus time, great beer is good beer plus time. (Unless it’s an IPA. Always drink an IPA as fresh as possible.)

But we certainly gave The “Z” is Silent a lot of time. Like… a lot a lot.

Let’s put it this way: when we first razcked The “Z” is Silent into red wine barrels, Fetty Wap had just come into our lives, and everyone was at the theater watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Our youngest current production member was too yzoung to come to the brewery, and we were closing out a year in which we’d produced 4,700 barrels — a number we passed on May 13th of this year.

Suffice it to say, we’ve been working on this beer for a long time.