Dock Street & Four Seasons Release “Spanish Fly”
Dock Street Brewing Co. and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia: A Beer Four All Seasons Fall Release – Spanish Fly to debut outside at Swann Terrace on Wednesday, September 26th
Philadelphia, PA – Dock Street Brewing Co. and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia announce the release of the fourth collaboration beer in ‘A Beer Four All Seasons’ series. Spanish Fly is one of the first beers in the world brewed with aphrodisiacs laced in the recipe. The beer debuts outside at the Swann Terrace on Wednesday, September 26th. Like all other ‘Beer Four All Seasons’ releases, Spanish Fly is limited and available exclusively at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
“When we met to brainstorm about the fall collaboration beer we agreed that we would make a beer that would evoke and inspire love” said Dock Street’s Rosemarie Certo. “It was a natural progression that as we smelled the herbs from the Four Seasons Rooftop Garden, we chose to add herbal aphrodisiacs to enhance the theme of our beer. Wormwood, yarrow and ginger would definately lend potency and flavor to the ‘love’ beer.”
At the base, Spanish Fly is a Biere de Garde style, a traditional French farmhouse ale and a specialty of Brewer Scott Morrison. Spanish Fly was brewed with three herbal aphrodisiacs- wormwood, yarrow and ginger- harvested from the rooftop garden at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
“When we first began our collaboration with Dock Street, we were looking for ways to push the envelope with flavor, starting with our Old Truffled Ale last Winter” says Director of Marketing Ann Armstrong. “Spanish Fly, pushes the envelope in a whole new way, giving us a beer that is sure to arouse one’s senses.”
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and Dock Street Brewing Co. officially unveil Spanish Fly on Wednesday, September 26th at the Swann Terrace at 6pm. For that night only, Spanish Fly is available on draft and in bottle. The beer will remain available in champagne style bottles in the Swann Lounge as quantities allow.
About Dock Street Brewing Co.
Founded in 1985, Dock Street Brewing Co. was the first microbrewery in Philadelphia and one of the first in the country. Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant’s first location was at 18th & Cherry Streets next to Four Seasons Philadelphia. Today, Dock Street artisanal brewery finds its home in a magnificent old firehouse on the corner of 50th and Baltimore Ave, in a progressive, eclectic and counter-culture neighborhood that reflects Dock Street’s philosophy. Dock Street has a rich brewing history, a reputation for exceptional quality and innovation. With owner Rosemarie Certo leading the way and Head Brewer Scott Morrison manning the kettles, Dock Street continues to experiment and to brew distinctive beers. www.dockstreetbeer.com – @DockStreetBeer – facebook
About Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 86 properties in 35 countries and more than 40 projects under development. Open since 1983, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia provides a preferred address for both business and leisure travelers, and the highly personalized, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world. Recent awards and honors include the AAA Five Diamond Award (for the 26th consecutive year) and a four-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide for the hotel. In 2012, the Fountain Restaurant once again received the distinguished honor of being named a Five Star restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide. Information on the company and on Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia can be accessed through the Four Seasons Web site at www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia – @FSPhiladelphia – facebook