Discover Red Clay Brewing’s master collaboration of wine-inspired beers

Red Clay
Opelika’s first ever brewery. (Red Clay Brewing Company / Facebook)

Opelika’s Red Clay Brewery recently celebrated their 7th anniversary on Friday, April 1, so we’re looking back on one of their exciting partnerships. The brewery participated in the world’s first-ever double master collaboration beer. Here’s all you need to know.

Red Clay Brewing Company

Red Clay
Celebrating seven years. (Red Clay Brewing Company / Facebook)

Named after the red clay found in our beautiful state, Red Clay Brewing Company exudes deep Southern roots and prides itself on being the first brewery to settle in the heart of Opelika.

Alabama natives and Red Clay founders Kerry McGinnis, Stephen Harle and John Corbin have created an atmosphere that can’t be beat. They recently celebrated their seventh anniversary with a grand party and the release of seven new beers.

Miura Vineyards

Miura Vineyards
Wine from the finest vineyards. (Taste wine-beer-kitchen / Facebook)

Located in Napa, CA Miura Vineyards is one of the finest vineyards across California. Emmanuel Kemji serves as the founder of Mirua and Master Sommelier. The story behind the name derives from Don Euardo Mirua, the most famous breeder of Spanish fighting bulls. Kemji’s extensive and impressive wine background makes this an exciting combination.

One “Master Collab”

Red Clay
Wine-inspired beers for the win. (Red Clay Brewing Company / Facebook)

Last year, Red Clay’s Master Brewer Kerry McGinnis partnered with Kemji to create the world’s first “master collaboration,” creating a balance of globally-inspired wine and beer flavors. The partnership produced three signature flavors: West Indies Pale Ale, Forbidden Blade and Dark Cape.

Each beer was brewed locally at Red Clay and introduced the community to oenobeers, beers brewed using grapes or beers aged in wine barrels. These unique canned brews can now be found coast-to-coast. Stop by the brewery or hit up local stores to try these wine-inspired masterpieces.

“The interesting thing about making wine and beer is that both the importance of the quality of the ingredients and where they come from can not be understated. Grapes like hops, malts, yeasts and even water each have a unique signature that gives the final product it’s unique character.”

Emmanuel Kemji, Miura Vineyards

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