William S. Burrough's 100th birthday is next month, but Free State Brewing Co. is giving a gift to beer drinkers. The Lawrence brewery is scheduled to release Burroughser Weisse on Wednesday, February 5, to celebrate the writer of Naked Lunch
's birthday -
and they'll be pouring it in a commemorative glass with a design by local artist Jessica Rold.
Burroughser Weisse is a wheat beer in the style of a Berliner Weisse. But this beer "amps up the tartness a bit with a bold addition of Hibiscus Flowers to the kettle," according to a release
announcing its creation. The recipe was devised by Free State's head brewer Geoff Deman in conjunction with James Grauerholz, executor of Burroughs' estate and the author's longtime companion and friend.
You'll be able to get the beer only on draft at Free State (and a few other locations in Lawrence), so mark your calendars.