The California based brewery already has a few different renditions of “Brettaville” in their lineup, including a Tangerine de Brettaville, and a Peach de Brettaville. Almanac Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville features roasted heirloom pumpkins and fall spices, aged in oak barrels.
We start by brewing a bright and aromatic farmhouse ale with a blend of twelve “brett” yeast strains. After a vigorous primary fermentation, the beer is racked into wine barrels to mature. In cask, the beer takes on the complex flavors of the oak, and the brettanomyces yeast creates an exotic melange of earthy funk and tropical fruit flavors.
Almanac Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville will be a 375 milliliter bottle offering.
Almanac Elephant Heart de Brettaville
Almanac Wakatu Sour has joined the brewery’s Farm to Barrel Series. Wakatu is a New Zealand created hop variety; a relative of the Hallertau hop.
Almanac Wakatu Sour is a single-hopped sour blonde ale, aged in wine barrels for six months. The barrel result was blended with a younger, 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer.
This blend combines the oaky, vanilla character of the barrels with tropical, pineapple and guava-like flavors created by brett, and highlights the fruity tangerine and lime aromas of Wakatu hops.
Almanac Wakatu Sour is a 375 milliliter bottle offering.
Almanac Barrel Noir
Almanac Rum Barrel Peche takes aim at the brewery’s Farm to Barrel Series.
This edition features summer peaches, a sour blonde ale, and rum barrels.
Historically, fruit-infused sour beer were a way of preserving the summer harvest. In that tradition, this blonde ale was added to rum barrels with high-summer peaches, hand-picked by the Loewen Family at Blossom Bluff Orchards in Reedley, California. We aged this liquid gold for six months until we needed a reminder that summer will come again.
Almanac Rum Barrel Peche will be available in 375ml bottles. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry is now available. The newest Farm to Barrel Series release features blueberries sour ale, aged in wine barrels.
We selected the very best hand-picked blueberries grown in the hills of Butte County, California, and added them to a sour golden ale aged in wine barrels. The resulting beer is infused with a delicate blueberry essence, a reminder of far off summer days.
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry is available in 375ml bottles, and draft.
Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (Barrel Aged. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: Late January, 2015
Almanac Cognac Barrel Noir takes aim at the brewery’s Farm to Barrel Series. These small batch barrel aged offerings typical feature local fruits, mixed with wine, bourbon or spirits barrels.
Almanac Cognac Barrel Noir is a base imperial stout that spent some time with popular cognac, Rémy Martin.
This very limited release is a love letter to barrel aging. We started with an imperial stout brewed with our favorite dark malts. We aged the beer for over a year in large Remy Martin Cognac puncheons where the beer breathed in the rich oak, vanilla and cognac aromatics of the barrels – resulting in this contemplative black ale.
Almanac Cognac Barrel Noir will be available in 375ml bottles.