Box Social Brewing Blog
VOLA Collaboration 'Alien Shivers'
Tuesday 18th June 2019
VOLA & Box Social Brewing.
VOLA first heard about Box Social Brewing in late 2018 when our Head Brewer Ross reached out to them over social media. He had first heard VOLA in 2016 and almost everyday since, it had featured on the brewery playlist, playing background to many brews. His love of music had influenced his brewing since Box Social Brewing was founded and to brew a beer with one of his favourite bands was, he thought, a pipedream.
Two months later, VOLA were in Glasgow and Ross drove up with a few Box Social beers and sat on the tour bus, drinking beer and chatting away. VOLA liked what they tasted and soon enough, Ross started working on a recipe to showcase both VOLA and Box Social in an official collaboration beer.
The result was Alien Shivers IPA. Named after one of our favourite tracks off VOLA's sophomore album, "Applause Of A Distant Crowd" the artwork for which, provided the can label. Like the track, the beer is bold and in your face. A great mouthfeel, with a rich body, the beer packs a punch, with the huge hop profile giving the beer bags of flavour, from grapefruit, to orange alongside pine freshness.
We feel this beer perfectly sums up both VOLA and Box Social Brewing. Our passion, our attitude and our inspiration for bringing people together. Whether over a good beer or exciting music. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.
Box Social Brewing.