theChive Chooses Parrot and Friends to Launch KCCO Black Lager in Key West
Resignation Brewery, an extension of theCHIVE.com has partnered with Redhook Brewery to launch KCCO Black Lager and The Green Parrot Bar and Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits, along with the other Pat Croce Properties in Key West have been selected as the exclusive outlets to market their new brew in our area.
Described as “a toast lager with notes of chocolate and coffee and unlike a heavy porter or a stout KCCO Black Lager is amazingly light, crispy and sessionable. KCCO is a delicious misfit.”
If your looking to get your KCCO Black Lager for home consumption, the exclusive package store outlet is green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits, located at 609 Whitehead Street, right next door to the world famous Green Parrot Bar. Other Pat Croce Properties in Key West that will offer KCCO Black Lager are Charlie Mac’s 404, The Rum Barrel, Island Dogs, The Half Shell Raw Bar, The Half Shell Fish Market and Turtle Kraals.
Pictured above is Richard Levy of Ft. Lauderdale and Summerland Key. Just hours after it went on sale, Richard became the proud owner of the first case of KCCO to march out of our door and he’ll be down often for more (his words).
KCCO Black Lager was originally created as a home brew at Resignation Media’s Venice, CA headquarters to be shared with coworkers, friends and fans of theCHIVE.com. As demand for the black lager grew, Resignation Brewery was established and local brew masters, The Beer Chicks, were tapped to refine the recipe. Now, Resignation Brewery has joined forces with Redhook Brewery to brew and distribute the beer.
“We wanted to partner with a quality brewer who shared the same values and mind set as our company,” said Joe Michaels, president of Resignation Brewery. “For over 30 years, Redhook Brewery has established itself as not only one of the nation’s finest breweries, but one that resonates with our fan base. We are extremely proud to share our recipe with them.”
KCCO Black Lager is deep charcoal in color, with mild notes of coffee and dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, and a clean, dry finish. At just 5.2% ABV and 22 IBU, KCCO Black lager features big flavor without the high alcohol punch. Leo Resig, CEO of Resignation Media calls the beer “approachable and sessionable,” noting “you can have more than a few without feeling like you drank your dinner.”
“We are stoked The Chive selected Redhook Brewery to brew KCCO Black Lager,” said Redhook Brand Manager, Karmen Olson. “Several Redhook employees are active members of the Chive community and the partnership is a natural fit. We both like to have a good time, we’re both committed to our community, and we both enjoy drinking a great beer or three.”
“As our company moves forward, one of the driving forces is to bring our online community offline and connect them in a social setting,” said John Resig, President of Resignation Media. “But KCCO Black Lager is not simply a beer for the Chive community. We hope this new lager will help introduce new people to our existing community, its culture, and generous spirit. KCCO Black Lager is a delicious misfit.”