Marble is releasing the special beer during its Muertos Fiesta on Saturday, Nov. 4, at its Downtown brewery. Also this month, Marble will release its Reserve Ale on Nov. 15. The Reserve Ale is aged in bourbon barrels and has notes of oak, vanilla and bourbon.
“(Head Brewer) Josh (Trujillo) from the Heights (location) was working on it,” Marble marketing and events coordinator Geraldine Lucero said of the porter. “He was talking about doing an Horchata Porter, and we just thought that it would be great timing to release it for our Muertos Fiesta. … It’s nice and cinnamony. It has a lot of coffee notes, coffee on the nose, but we’re going to be serving it on nitro. … It’s going to be delicious, with a nice, creamy build, not too sweet. It’s going to be a great porter. It’s going to be roasty with a nice cinnamony, horchata kick to it.”
The event also will feature local arts and crafts vendors, including Two Stoned Betties, Ooey Cuy Cuy, Albucookie and Charmingly Wild, live art and an art show by local artists Fred Franco, Tyson Gonzalez, and Aaron Richardson, live music starting at 3 p.m. by Tres Pendejos, the Big Spank and Jade Masque and food trucks including Rollin’ On In and Soo Bak Foods.
“This is the first year that we’re bringing it to Marble,” Lucero said. “We realized that within our company and in our community that the Hispanic culture is so rich and Día de los Muertos is a holiday that we hold dear in our hearts for a lot of us. The holiday allows us to celebrate life after death, which is so beautiful because when we have those awesome memories and we can just talk about these people that we love and celebrate the life they lived – they never truly die, so it’s really important to us.”
Eventgoers are encouraged to bring items in remembrance of their loved ones who have passed on, paint their faces and dress for the occasion. Two Stoned Betties will be selling their wares as well as doing face painting.
“We’re actually going to build an altar, so we encourage people to bring whatever they want to contribute to the altar,” Lucero said. “We’re going to have marigolds, and then a local company called Albucookie, not only are they bringing really cool sugar cookie painting sets; they’re going to be bringing sugar skulls that you can decorate yourself. It’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s going to be fun for the whole family, too.”