Greensboro, N.C. – Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. is excited to announce the limited release of Natty’s Big Butt Smoked Porter which was brewed using Mac’s Speed Shop’s smoker to smoke Vienna malts. The Big Butt is a 6.5%, full bodied, rich, robust porter, with creamy texture and accents of baked bread, cocoa powder, roast malt, and smoke. The brainchild of Natty’s western rep, Taylor McDermott, and a former Mac’s employee, Andy Grimes, the Big Butt combines the famous smoking abilities of Mac’s and the already wide popularity of Natty Greene’s. Taylor McDermott says that the name was chosen because it , “incorporated the “Boston Butt” or pig shoulder as part of the name, which is the most widely used portion of the pig for BBQ. We smoked roughly 125 pounds of Vienna Malt in their rotating smoker for approximately 4.5 hours at roughly 135 degrees using Cherry, Apple, and Oak wood varieties”.
Both Natty Greene’s brewpubs in Raleigh and Greensboro and 3 Mac’s locations will tap the beer simultaneously at 6pm on August 23rd. At Mac’s (but not at the pubs), if you buy a pint, you get to keep the glass! Taylor further explained that, “Collaboration ales can be fun and adventurous. Its usually unique and limited…which is a nice offering to a community or region that both collaborators live, work, and play. It can bring people together and it highlights the strengths of both. Most collaboration beers are between one or more breweries. In this case, we used an aspect of their bbq/food and incorporated it into the beer. This smoked porter is 6.5% abv. One last unique idea we had with this collaboration…getting every consumer to check-in to this beer and their Mac’s location which helps both promote”. Each location will only recieve one keg which is expected to go fast! Guests are encouraged to “check in” on Untappd to get Mac’s and the Smoked Porter trending highest locally! (Untappd is a free app which allows you to “check in” to the beer you are drinking, take notes, rate it, and share it on Facebook & Twitter, but you guys knew that already, right?) Check out our Facebook page for more info.
Natty Greene’s Greensboro
345 S. Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Natty Greene’s Raleigh
505 W. Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27603
Mac’s Speed Shop’s in Charlotte
Southend- 2511 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Lake Norman- 19601 Liverpool Pkwy, Cornelius, NC 28031
Steele Creek- 2414 Sandy Porter Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273
About the brewery:
Founded in 2004 by Chris Lester and Kayne Fisher, Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. found such a warm welcome in Greensboro, NC, that it was soon necessary to expand production to provide beer for the entire state. Now with a production facility in Greensboro, a brewpub in Greensboro and another brewpub in Raleigh, they are able to reach their fans with what they lovingly refer to as the “common man’s drink”. The core beers, Buckshot Amber Ale, Guilford Golden Ale, and Southern Pale ale, are tasty and quaffable session beers. The most exciting and experimental brews are released as seasonals, like the current Freedom IPA, cellar series, and also a rotating selection of 12 beers at the pubs. Taste the South!