The brews will come from Yazoo's new Embrace the Funk series, plus a great selection of other funky/wild beers selected by Yazoo staff. Yazoo honcho Linus Hall describes the new roster of beers thusly:
Late last year, we started brewing a series of sour ales based on the Belgian tradition of inoculating beers with souring “bugs” and fermenting the beers in used wine barrels with other “wild” yeasts. The beers take a long time to develop in the barrels, but we have several beers that are finally ready. One is “Wild Child,” a smoky sour ale aged in wine barrels with brettanomyces and cherries. Another is “Rufus,” a collaboration blend we did with New Belgium Brewery — a beer we brewed with two different brettanomyces strains, blackberries and black currants, and blended with “Oscar,” New Belgium’s base sour beer for blends like their “La Folie.”
The Bloomy Rind's cheesemonger Kathleen Cotter has promised to bring the funk with some cheeses that will reward the intrepid eater with tremendous flavors.
DJs John Brassil and Doyle Davis (the co-owner of Grimey’s) will be spinning their favorite funk tunes to keep the party hopping. If you remember Doyle's famous "D-Funk" sets from his WRVU days, you know that he'll be digging into the deep tracks to free yo' mind. Your ass will most certainly follow.
Tickets for a day of funky fun are $50 and are available at the event website. As my musical senpai Regi Wooten frequently told me, "What's'n ever it is, it's gots to be funky!"