Oozlefinch Beers and Blending recently released its latest craft beer, It Takes Two to Mangeaux, in collaboration with Mango Mangeaux: A Simply Panache Bistro. The goal was to introduce a unique beer using Mango Mangeaux’s famous ‘Mango Mango’ Preserves to the craft brewery scene. It Takes Two to Mangeaux is packed with mango and complemented by subtle hints of lime and vanilla. Its tart fruit character is balanced by the sweet base and makes for a perfect, simple, and delicious collaboration.
“The beer was created as a conscious and intentional idea for two local businesses to support each other and create excitement for our community” said Lakeesha Brown-Renfro, co-owner of Mango Mangeaux. “It is particularly near and dear to our hearts because this collaboration represents the best of diversity, ingenuity, cooperation, and genuine human respect,” she added.
“This beer is very special to the team at Oozlefinch,” said Oozlefinch Beers and Blending Owner Russ Tinsley. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Mango Mangeaux to bring their famous mango preserves to life in the craft brewery scene. We not only gained this beer but a friendship and community partner with these fine folks,” he said
It Takes Two to Mangeaux is available in four packs at both Oozlefinch Beers and Blending and Mango Mangeaux and on tap at Oozlefinch for a limited time.
Mango Mangeaux, located in the Phoebus area of Hampton, is best known for its famous mango preserves and French, Creole, and NeoSoul food made in the restaurant.
Oozlefinch Beers and Blending is an experimental craft brewery that opened on Fort Monroe in September 2016. The name Oozlefinch originated in 1905 when Captain H.M. Merriam swore he saw a strange, large-eyed bird outside the Fort Monroe Officers’ Club. Word of his sighting spread, and the bizarre creature was dubbed the “Oozlefinch.”
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