Wild Heaven Wise Blood IPA will be the Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery’s next canned offering.
As of today, Wild Heaven’s brewmaster Eric Johnson has brewed 40 different test batches of Wise Blood, dialing in the recipe each time. If you are wondering why so many test batches, you’ll need to understand more about Eric. Each one of his recipes is very intentional and deliberate. Eric will brew a thousand test batches if it means getting it right. We have noticed a trend where some breweries will release a beer that is not even close to being ready for public consumption. Quite a scary thought when there are new folks learning and trying new beers everyday.
We’ve tasted the test batches along the way, and he’s pretty damn close.
In the meantime, this sexy can above is what you’ll get when the recipe is ready.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
?? ABV (Pending final recipe)
Image: Beer Street Journal
Wild Heaven Civilization, the brewery’s barleywine, has been bottled for the first time.
The Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery has had Civilization on tap intermittently for quite some time now. A barrel-aged edition (Height of Civilization) was one of the first big bottles the brewery released.
Wild Heaven Civilization is brewed with a crazy list of ingredients, including cherries, cranberries, dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, and cocoa nibs. Boozy barleywines, meet fun complexity.
We we asked Sarah Young, Wild Heaven’s Director of Sales what she thought of the new bottles, she told us – It’s f’ing good though, I forgot how yumz it is.
Wild Heaven Civilization is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering.
Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale has become a seasonal Atlanta favorite over the past few years. A wintery spin on the brewery’s year-round brown ale always signals cold weather is coming.
Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale is being bottled for the first time today, in 22 ounce format. Brewmaster Eric Johnson took Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy, and added bourbon soaked oak chips. he result is a winter beer with oak, vanilla, coffee, with a semi sweet finish.
You’ll find Special Winter Ale in 22 ounce bottles and draft. (Within the week of this update)
Style: American Brown Ale (w/ Bourbon Soaked Oak Chips)
Availability: Draft. 22oz Bottles (New)
Return & Bottle Launch: Early November, 2015
Wild Heaven White Blackbird, the brewery’s saison, will be the 2nd can in their canning history on October 20th.
A little on Wild Heaven White Blackbird. If I’ve said it once, I’ll said it 1,000 times, it won’t be, and isn’t just a saison. This beer (that has never seen anything besides draft) uses pink peppercorns, Korean pears marinated in Chardonnay (oh, we aren’t done) aged on French oak.
Our Belgian Saison is brewed with generous amounts of pink peppercorns to accentuate the herbal, earthy, spicy notes of this amazing yeast. Korean pears marinated in Chardonnay are added to fermentation along with French oak. The result is a host of savory flavors melding together into a wonderful new spin on a well-known style. Finishes dry with woody earthy hints and elegantly well rounded fruit and spice notes.
Wild Heaven White Blackbird is already a draft offering, and will be a 12 ounce can offering, thanks to Toucan Mobile Canning. In your hands by November 1.
6% ABV, 15 IBUs
Wild Heaven Craft Beers (Decatur, GA) has just released Dionysus, their first bottled sour offering/second barrel aged offering.
Wild Heaven Dionysus is actually a blend of six different beers, as head brewmaster Eric Johnson explains in the video above.
Instead of being one sour beer, Johnson created six, carefully soured and chosen to be Wild Heaven Dionysus. The base is Eschaton an oaked Belgian-style quadrupel. Three other beers, fermented with three different strains, aged in Bordeaux barrels, were then blended into the base. Tack on two more sour, barrel aged offerings and this cuvee is born.
Wild Heaven Dionysus is available in now in Georgia in 750 milliliter bottles. It follows Civilization, a tequila barrel-aged barleywine.
Wild Heaven Swan Swan Hummingbird ships this week, a collaboration with Southern Brewing Company.
Wild Heaven’s Eric Johnson joined forces with Brian Roth and cultivated their own wild yeast strains and bacteria at their respective breweries. Combined is a Georgia based “super strain” used to create Swan Swan.
Swan Swan Hummingbird retains bright, tropical fruity notes from the Athens strain and earthy, citrusy sour notes from the Avondale Estates strain, combining to create a truly remarkable, clean, bright example of a wild ale.
Wild Heaven Swan Swan Hummingbird is a draft only offering.
Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: Draft Only, Wild Heaven Markets
Release: Mid-June, 2015
Wild Heaven Craft Beers (Avondale Estates, GA) will launch their first canned offerings with the help of Toucan Mobile Canning this year. First up – Wild Heaven Emergency Drinking Beer.
The beer style is reminiscent of a great pilsner. Something easy drinking, crisp and refreshing, a bit like Let The Be Light, but as versatile as possible.
Emergency Drinking Beer will be the lowest alcohol by volume beer by Wild Heaven to date. Created in collaboration with Paul Calvert of Victory Sandwich Bar and Paper Plane (Atlanta Magazine’s 2013 Bartender of the Year).
The drink of necessity. Real brewed. All purpose blend. Ready to drink. Do not refill. Do not reuse…
Emergency Drinking Beer is perfect for picking out your next beer. A beer for walking to the mailbox, or waiting to use the ATM. A beer for when the zombies are tearing down your door, and you’re out of bullets. A beer for when you really, really need it.
Wild Heaven Emergency Drinking Beer will debut this Thursday, April 9th at Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur, Georgia. Expect cans by summer.