“Hopefully the first of many,” says Clayton LeBlanc, one of the brewers at Eppig. As a local brewery, working with a local band was a no-brainer.
“[Weight of the Sun] were cool to hang out with, they play loud, and they like good beer,” laughs LeBlanc. “We crank music while brewing -- I think it is illegal to brew without music on -- so there is an endless list of bands we'd like to work with. Luckily, Weight of the Sun gave us our first shot at a collaboration and we are grateful for their trust.”
After flying back and forth from Vermont to San Diego during Martin’s mother’s battle with cancer, figuring out the style to brew -- as well as the album title -- was an easy decision.
“This is a hazy Vermont-style IPA. It's piney and earthy with bright juicy citrus,” explains LeBlanc. “It reminds me of a coniferous forest at dusk.”