DC-area residents may be hard pressed to find a silver lining in the fierce storms that blew through a couple weeks ago, knocking out power to thousands. The people at Alexandria's Port City Brewing Company felt the same way, until they discovered the storm helped them create a new product.
When the storm, called a "derecho," hit the East Coast, the brewery scrambled to preserve its 13,000+ brewing gallons, according to an article in The Huffington Post. Fortunately they were able to save most of their beer, except for a 60-barrel batch of lager.
They say they thought the batch was bad, but when they tasted it, they discovered it wasn't spoiled at all.
Because of the spike in temperature, the beer fermented differently than usual. Alexandria's Port City Brewing company decided to bottle it and call it "Derecho Common." It will be available early next month on draft only.
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