Intergalactic 8 – Beavertown’s 8th Birthday Bash
Along with 700 brave astronauts, we took to space last weekend to celebrate our stellar 8th birthday. Under the theme “Intergalactic 8” we brewed 8 beers based on the planets of our solar system, in collaboration with 8 amazing breweries.
- Mercury – Super Session IPA (2.5%) – SALT Beer Factory
- Venus – IPL (5%) – GlassHouse Beer Co
- Earth – Brut IPA (5.5%) – Hinterland by Harbour
- Mars – Sour IPA (4.5%) – Brew York
- Jupiter – Double New England IPA (8.5%) – Wild Card Brewery
- Saturn – Black IPA (6.5%) – The Queer Brewing Project
- Uranus – Jam Doughnut IPA (5.6%) – Black Iris Brewery
- Neptune – West Coast IPA (6%) – St Mars of the Desert
After kitting out the warehouse and marquee with party hats, balloons, parachute men and more, we opened up the flood gates to our cosmic birthday bash. We invited our foodie friends, Soffle’s Pitta Chips, Freewheelin’ Pizza and Holmesbake, who served delicious hot meals all evening. Mediterranean band Colomboloco caused havoc on the dance floor and our old mate and DJ James blasted out the tunes.
The Beavers and guests made their way through the 32 different lines, collecting colourful beanies and stickers along the way.
“Our 8th birthday blew me away. It was probably the best-run birthday party we’ve ever had. I think the team did an amazing job. The brewers that we worked with were amazing – their input on every recipe… the consideration and the passion they all showed along with our brew team here, has been brilliant. And I think we pulled off 8 amazing IPAs varying from Sours to Fruited to Doughnut to Double to Super-Session” – Logan Plant, founder and CEO of Beavertown
We had a chat with each brewery about why they decided to collaborate with us and the making of each beer.
A word from GlassHouse Brewery, who we sadly didn’t get to film on their brew day! :
“Our local bottle shop and all-round legends, Cotteridge Wines, introduced us to Beavertown over 5 years ago in the form of a can of Gamma Ray. We’ve picked up every seasonal release since and always keep our fridge at home well stocked with Neck Oil. Beavertown were a driving force for new age breweries in the UK and helped to cement the UK craft beer scene. It’s an honour to be collaborating”
We like to emphasise the feeling of community in every event we host, and Intergalactic 8 was no exception. Friends, family and Beavertown drinkers across the country came together to celebrate our 8th birthday and have a great time.
“The birthday to me is about a celebration. Originally for our first official birthday party, that was our 4th birthday, it was about getting the community together and bringing our friends together that we’d had the good fortune to come across and to work with within the industry over those first four years of existing… And that really defined the birthday from then on. Every year we try to promote that and work with like-minded people, like-minded brewers and breweries, and just pull it together and create a platform for having fun, based around creating amazing beers and also bringing together the people that love it, which are the drinkers from far and wide” – Logan Plant
We’d like to thank every single person who was involved in making this birthday a success.
“Thank you everyone that’s been involved. You know, this journey is not a singular person, it’s not a singular team, it’s a group of people – as I keep saying, it’s about that community. So the larger Team Beaver, of course, that have been along this journey all the way but then to the beer community at large for all of us having that same drive and distinct wanting to make a difference within this industry as people” – Logan Plant
Find Intergalactic 8 merch and beer here