Tripping Animals Tap Takeover
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM | West Asheville, NC
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Miami is coming to town! We have been big fans of Tripping Animals for a while and we’re SO HYPE that we get to feature them on tap in November. They make some of the best-fruited sours in the game. If you haven’t yet been able to sample their libations, now is the time.
About Tripping Animals
Via Beer and Brewing – Tripping Animals is your archetypal American dream story … as long as that story includes fruited sours and a cartoon octopus.
The brewery’s four cofounders—Daniel Chocron, Iker Elorriaga, Ignacio Montenegro, and Juan-Manuel Torres—started homebrewing together 11 years ago in Caracas, Venezuela. They had an abundance of curiosity, but everything else they needed was in short supply: ingredients, examples of the latest international beer styles, and reliable shipping.
“It was very hard to buy ingredients, pay for it in bolivars, and then with all the inflation that was happening in Venezuela… in those two months, you already lost the money you put up at the beginning,” Chocron says.
Montenegro had attended college in St. Louis, and he believed that he and his friends should relocate their passion to the United States. Doral, Florida, was a logical home base for their nascent brewery: Not only was the craft-beer scene in nearby Miami still relatively small, but Doral has more Venezuelan-Americans per capita than any other city in the country. It felt like home to them—all the more so after they opened their brewery in late 2018. READ MORE…
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