Birds Fly South Paper Airplanes is returning to the Greenville, South Carolina brewery’s lineup again on Thursday.
The Brettanomyces forward pale ale is brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, and fermented in the brewery’s oak foudres.
Our fully funky Brett-centric pale ale! Once our Brettanomyces Foudre has reached a sweet spot, we begin a long blending and re-fermentation process with a fresh Belgian Pale Ale. We then dry hop with Nelson Sauvin to add a level of wine complexity that only this hop can provide. Slightly sour, all funk. Aged at least a month before release.
If you are a wild ale drinking, then your love affair with Brettanomyces yeast must be pretty strong by now. Look no further. Paper Airplanes requires a good bit of patience (a love) in order to get it right. Shawn Johnson, founder of Birds Fly South tells Beer Street Journal – “finding the sweet spot takes time. The beer tells US when it’s ready. Not the other way around. As far as flavor goes, think funky, musty, and of course, wild.
Birds Fly South Paper Airplanes is a 750 milliliter bottle offering, returning to the brewery’s lineup again on Thursday, July 13th.
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Birds Fly South Skin & Bone, a collaboration with Tarpon Springs, Florida’s Saint Somewhere Brewing Company.
This beer was originally one of the first offerings by Birds Fly South Ale Project, based in Greenville, South Carolina. between the first release and this month’s returns, the brewery has opened a beautiful, wood heavy tap room in the city’s West End Water Tower District.
Skin & Bone is one of the best releases in the brewery’s budding arsenal. This beer hits on all the notes you chase in wild ales – tart, funk and funk. Each sip finishes with mellow hints of the chardonnay barrels. Looking back over 2016, Skin & Bone was easily one of the best new beers we tried. Definitely don’t miss this second round.
Birds Fly South Skin & Bone is on shelves now in upstate South Carolina in 750 milliliter bottles.
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Birds Fly South Rustic Sunday is now the third bottle offering from the up and coming brewery.
Birds Fly South Ale Project is in the process of opening their brick and mortar location in Greenville, South Carolina. The brewery’s’ first two beers – Skin & Bone, and Brand New Eyes have been well very well received by beer fans.
Birds Fly South Rustic Sunday joins the lineup in March – a rye farmhouse ale, featuring Hallertau Blanc hops. The base, a rye saison, was blended with another saison that was aged in white wine puncheons.
A rye-forward farmhouse ale dry hopped heavily with Hallertau Blanc. These hops combined with our house yeast culture provide aromas of grape skins and white wine. The spicy flavors of the yeast also tangle with the try to create a crisp and refreshing 7% saison.
Birds Fly South Rustic Sunday is a 750 milliliter bottle offering.
Style: Farmhouse Ale
Hops: Hallertau Blanc
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: Early April, 2016
Birds Fly South False Face, a sour stout, is the next release by the Greenville, South Carolina brewery.
The base beer is a sweet stout that has been fermented in open wine vats with a mix of lactobacillus souring bacteria, house yeast, and Brettanomyces. Birds Fly South False Face was then aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels with more wild and sour cultures.
This stunner of a stout was barely aged in bourbon barrels for a good long while after our house lactobacillus and yeast had a chance to play, then bottled conditioned for one month.
False Face is named for a ceremonial mask worn by some Native American tribes to cure the sick.
Kegs of Birds Fly South False Face will be available the week of March 21st at Appalachian Ale House in Pickens, South Carolina. Bottles will be distributed in April, 2016.