Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Grand Cru bottles will be available starting this week. The Anderson, South Carolina based brewery debuted their first bottles in June.
Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Grand Cru is the brewery’s Belgian-style red sour ale, brewed with rye malt, and aged for six months in Tempranillo barrels. The souring Lactobacillus bacteria was isolated from opuntia fruit by SouthYeast Labs in La France, South Carolina.
This is a sour red ale brewed with NC heirloom rye malt fermented and aged for six months in a single regional wine barrel. This ale has a bright acidity and is filled with dark fruit notes and an oaky character. The acidity is drawn from a strain of native lactobacillus, a blend of local yeasts, and a pair of Brettanomyces strains.
22 ounce bottles will be on sale in the brewery’s tap room starting August, 23rd.