Box Set Track 13 – the Bonus track
A Fresh Track, lucky number 13 was inspired by The Police’ 1979 hit “Message in a Bottle”.
At a Glance
Track 13 is a previously unannounced bonus track included in the Ultimate Box Set Collector’s Edition.
The Beer: A new barleywine brewed specifically for this Track, the base was sent to freshly emptied cognac barrels and aged with sour cherries and orange zest.
Released: December 1, 2012
A series of small batch beers released once a month before being collectively offered at the end of the year has never been attempted as far as we can tel. So that alone makes this a pretty impressive feat. But for me, the coolest part of this Ultimate Box Set Release has been working with our artist, a professional designer and photographer to push the limits of beer-based design.
And while we have created an amazing finished piece, none of this would have been possible were it not for the beer. So please take our not so subtle hint (a bonus track beer inspired by The Police and their “Message in a Bottle”) as a reminder that sometimes beer can be a vehicle for expression but only if there’s a genuine message to be found in that liquid. And given that you are holding an Ultimate Box Set bottle, we’re pretty sure you agree.