Sea Dragon Basil Blonde

Spring is almost here and Georgia Aquarium and Red Brick Brewing Co. have announced the latest beer in their collaborative lineup: Sea Dragon Basil Blonde! The special-edition brew will hit select shelves throughout Atlanta the first week of April, and marks the fourth seasonal release from Georgia Aquarium and Red Brick Brewing Co.

Sea Dragon Basil Blonde is light and session-able with bright notes of fresh herbs and a light sweetness of honey. Two-row, wheat, honey malt and Carapils provide the base for 360 pounds of honey and a generous addition of basil. Red Brick Brewing Co. and Georgia Aquarium will unveil this new seasonal release on Friday, March 30, 2018 with a public launch event held at Red Brick Brewing.

Sea dragons are currently “Near Threatened” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and face threats such as pollution and habitat loss, especially in waters near large metropolitan areas. Georgia Aquarium is committed to research and husbandry efforts on behalf of sea dragons. This June, the Aquarium will host the Third International Sea Dragon Husbandry Symposium. The symposium aims to bring biologists, nutritionists, veterinarians, field researchers and vendors to review the latest advances in sea dragon care, conservation and public display for education. A portion of proceeds of Sea Dragon Basil Blonde goes towards Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives.

Red Brick and Georgia Aquarium continue to create beer that represents Atlanta in a unique way and highlights both organizations’ commitment to conservation.

Launch Party at Red Brick Brewing

Sea Dragon Basil Blonde will launch on Friday, March 30 with a public event held at Red Brick Brewing Co. from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy an evening of craft beer, live music, food trucks and a first taste of Sea Dragon Basil Blonde! More importantly, a portion of proceeds goes towards Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives.

Where to Buy

The beer is a limited-edition release and will be on draft at Red Brick beginning March 20, 2018. Sea Dragon Basil Blonde will be on shelves in select stores, and Café Aquaria at Georgia Aquarium, the week of April 1.

  • Earth Fare
  • Fresh Market
  • Green's Beverages
  • Hop City
  • Kroger
  • Sprouts
  • Target
  • Total Wine
  • Tower Wine and Spirits
  • Whole Foods
  • And more!

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