Fullsteam Brewery Launches new Ginger Pale Ale

Sean Lilly Wilson, founder of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC and Page Skelton, originator of Cackalacky Sauce based in Chapel Hill, NC are collaborating on a new NC craft beer.  Photo c/o Susan Dosier

Sean Lilly Wilson, founder of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC and Page Skelton, originator of Cackalacky Sauce based in Chapel Hill, NC are collaborating on a new NC craft beer.

Photo c/o Susan Dosier

By Dathan Kazsuk

When Fullsteam's new Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale splashes into the NC beer scene later this month, Sean Lilly Wilson and collaborator Page Skelton are determined to pour up some fun.

This January, the Triangle will have the first chance to taste the lively new pale ale, spiked with ginger rather than spice sauce.

“This is a wonderful pale ale,” explains Skelton, the founder of Chapel Hill’s Cackalacky Inc., known for it’s zesty sauce. “It’s nicely hopped—but not too hoppy. The beer has pluck and is incredibly drinkable. Our collaboration is about much more than the name. We brainstormed ideas for almost two years. We can’t wait to launch this great brew at Fullsteam and see where it goes.”

“Many of our beers have embraced our ‘plow to pint’ Southern agricultural mission,” Fullsteam’s Wilson explains. “The Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale is more light-hearted. We think it’ll bring North Carolinians together no matter where you went to school or which political party you support.”

Fullsteam is currently brewing its first commercial batch of Cacklacky and plans to offer the beer in cans sometime this year. Fullsteam Brewery and Cackalacky invite the public to attend the Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale Launch Party on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 from 3 to 5 pm at Fullsteam Brewery. The launch is perfectly timed on National Kazoo Day Eve. Kazoo playing skills are not required for admission but you may be required to play one in order to leave. Fullsteam will donate half of all profits made from Cackalakcy Ginger Pale Ales sold that afternoon to Funds to Farms.