In keeping with the Flanders red ale tradition, the brewery has created a 70/30 blend of an amber ale and brown ale, and re-ferment them in oak barrels with a blend of wild & sour bacteria and yeast. The process takes at least two years.
“American Sour is so much more than a beer. It’s the result of 18+ months of nurturing and aging. It’s true mix of art and science that our Brewmaster and founder of Natty Greene’s Sour Program, Scott Christofell, has perfected,” said co-founder of Natty Greene’s Kayne Fisher. “It’s only appropriate that it’s label matches the beer’s history and flavor.”
Natty Greene’s American Sour 2016 is available in 750 milliliter bottles in limited quantities.
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: June, 2016
Natty Greene’s American Sour 2015
Natty Greene’s Red Nose Winter Ale rejoins the lineup in in November. This the fifth and final seasonal of the brewery’s 2015 portfolio.
Natty Greene’s Red Nose Winter Ale is a red ale, brewed with orange peel and spices.
“Red Nose is brewed with the holidays in mind. The base is a classic American red ale, a beer that’s slightly sweeter than an Amber, made with plenty of caramel malts and just enough hops for balance,” said Natty Greene’s Head Brewer, Scott Christoffel. “We then bring in a spice profile that supports the aroma of the beer: fresh ginger for a nice bite, orange peel for just the right amount of tartness, and cinnamon for a clean top note.”
Natty Greene’s Red Nose Winter Ale is available in 12 once bottles and draft until the end of the year.
Return: November, 2015
6.8% ABV, 21 IBUs
Hi-Wire Oatmeal Pale Ale
Natty Greene’s Elm Street English-style IPA will join the brewery’s lineup starting in April. The traditional English-style is named for the for the street where the original brewhouse is located. The silo on the label is still on Elm Street.
Like a Traditional English IPA, Elm Street has a strong maltiness that is accented by an earthy, herbal hop note. Its malt forward character is preserved and highlighted by using a London-style yeast. Natty Greene’s adds their American touch by dry hopping the brew with three Oregon varieties. Unlike the herbal-note hops used by the Brits, Oregon hops give a fruitier flavor and peach-like tone that, added with the malt profile, create a well-rounded and refined IPA.
Natty Green’s Elm Street hits distribution the first week of April. Expect it on tap until June.
Style: English-style IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Spring seasonal
Release: April, 2015
6.4% ABV, 55 IBUs
Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. (Greensboro, NC) is releasing their second Silo Series offering of 2015, Old Fort Black IPA.
The first Silo Series offering was Specter White IPA. In contrast, the brewery has pulled the black IPA from their archives.
It is a medium-bodied, hoppy, dark ale brewed with a variety of dark malts and west coast hops to create a completely complex and unique taste.
Natty Greene’s Old Fort Black IPA is the second release of eight draft only releases this year. Look for it at Natty Greene’s locations in March.
Style: Black IPA
Availability: Draft only
Release: March, 2015 (Through April)
6.8% ABV, 66 IBUs
Natty Greene’s Brewing Company (Greensboro, NC) will launch Specter White IPA, the first in their Silo Series in 2015.
Specter White IPA is brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, orange peel, chamomile, coriander, and lemongrass.
Specter White IPA was pulled from Natty Greene’s Master Brewers’ archives due to its exceptional and unique characteristics.
Natty Greene’s Specter White IPA will be a draft only offering. The Silo Series in 2015 will progress this year with a series of draft only offerings and wide-range of styles.
Availability: Draft only
Release: 2/2/15 (First series offering)
7.6% ABV, 69 IBUs