New this year to the Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ and Bands festival is Presenting Sponsor White Street Brewing Co. (WSBC), whose beers will be available throughout the day from two trucks on-site for the September 17 event.
Tokens for beer must be purchased at one of the two beer tokens booths.
“(Participating in this) gives us the opportunity to be more involved with Rolesville proper and something that’s been going on for so long,” Radosta said. “It seemed like a great fit.”
WSBC will be selling six of its beers at the festival, including a brand new that will be showcased. Tapped to be the company’s fourth flagship beer, the new year-round style named “Emmalynn” will be officially released the week before at Friday Night on White. WSBC plans to offer four flagship beers and two specialty beers at BBQ and Bands.
Emmalynn is a Belgian-style blonde ale, which Radosta describes as “not a very hoppy beer but a very approachable beer.” It’s light in color, and because it’s a Belgian, he said, “the flavorings from the fermentation process are truly exceptional, sweet and fruity.”
WSBC’s best-selling beer is its award-winning Kölsch, and, Radosta said, the Belgian blonde is just as drinkable.
“When we make a beer,” Radosta said, “we try to be as authentic as possible to the style being brewed, so the Emmalynn is a great example of what a true Belgian blonde beer would taste like. We’re using September as our rollout month, and what a great opportunity to showcase it at the barbecue festival.”
Radosta hopes to build on the festival connection.
“Our taproom’s in Wake Forest, our factory’s in Youngsville and we’re now thinking about Rolesville,” he said. “All of these communities have their own personalities – as they should – but we’re all so close to each other that we’d love to be Rolesville’s brewery just as we’re Wake Forest’s and as Youngsville has identified with White Street.”
— Jeanne E. Fredriksen • firstname.lastname@example.org • September 2016