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Big Nose Kate and Matchless Brewing Announce Special “Beer + A Shot” Collaboration

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 Big Nose Kate and Matchless Brewing Announce Special “Beer + A Shot” Collaboration

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The unique mash bill of Big Nose Kate Whiskey has been cloned by Tumwater, WA’s Matchless Brewing for a special edition release aptly named Brave & Adventurous Saloon Lager. The brew, which is 35% Vienna, 18% Rye and 47% Pilsner, was designed to be paired with a shot of the Santa Fe-produced spirit, a blend of straight ryes and American single malt. “Matchless approaches their craft with the same boundless creativity we do,” says Mel Heim, distiller and co-founder of Big Nose Kate.

“We became fast friends over the love of our work and together have elevated the average boilermaker with this novelty pairing specifically designed for Kate’s spirit.” The beer is a nod to Kate herself, an unsung hero of the Wild West who was a strong, industrious, and fiercely independent self-made woman generations ahead of her time.

Each bottle of Big Nose Kate is also adorned with “A Brave and Adventurous Blend.” “It was fun to be able to build a recipe for a beer that plays with and complements the unique flavors of BNK whiskey,” added Grant Bolt, president of Matchless Brewery. “The result is what we are calling a Saloon Lager, a beer that highlights the rye malt character in both beverages while providing a lighter contrast that only a lager beer can bring to the table.

It’s a perfect pairing that keeps you sipping on.” The beer + a shot collaboration is available at 70+ saloons, pubs, watering holes and bars throughout Washington and Oregon. To help celebrate the collaboration, a kick-off party in Oregon will be held at Portland’s Leisure Public House on August 31st from 5-9pm.

In Washington, the celebrations will be held at Thirsty Sasquatch in Vancouver on September 6th from 5-9pm. About Matchless’ Brave and Adventurous Inspired by their pals at Big Nose Kate, Matchless crafted this liquid courage to pair with a shot of Kate’s Western whiskey. They brewed it with three different specialty malts and hopped it with Hallertau Tradition and Willamette for a crisp and mild Vienna-style Lager.

Hints of herbal bitterness and peppery spice thread through the gently sweet, bready malt, leading to a slightly lemony finish that’s sure to put you at ease. About Big Nose Kate Big Nose Kate is produced in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of several towns in the Old West where Kate ran enterprises and wreaked havoc.

A key contributor to the whiskey production is Caley Shoemaker of Santa Fe”s As Above So Below, herself an industry luminary, and like Heim, one of the first female Head Distillers in the United States. Also playing a key role in Big Nose Kate in various capacities are Kevin Burke, a highly experienced beverage industry leader; and Paul Earle, an entrepreneur and branding aficionado. About BNK’s Namesake The extraordinary life of Maria Izabella Magdolna Horony, also known as Catherine Elder, and later feared and revered everywhere simply as the inimitable one-and-only Big Nose Kate, is a tale for the ages.

A Hungarian aristocrat”s daughter turned immigrant and orphan, she was drawn to the wild American west through chance, rebellion, opportunity, and a deep curiosity in people, places and ideas. Kate was Doc Holliday”s !partner in crime,” butted horns with Wyatt Earp, and ran a number of gambling and entertainment operations.

Historians agree that in the Old West, there was no better friend, and no worse enemy than Big Nose Kate. Yet the Docs, the Wyatts, the cowboys, and the rangers always commanded center stage. Until now. For More Information:

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