Topic Archives: American Wild Ales

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Odell Brewing

Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour is coming to the sour & wild Cellar Series

Odell Pryus & Prunus

Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour is destined for the brewery’s Cellar Series this year.

The Fort Collins, Colorado based brewery is home to releases like Zard-Alu Sour Apricot Ale, Pina Agria, and most recently Dark Theory. The brewery’s love of fruits will be expressed once again with Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour.

The base beer is a sour golden ale, brewed with hefty additions of fresh pears and peach puree, resulting in a bright, tart beer.

Pryus & Prunus is an oak aged sour golden ale brewed with heavy additions of pear and peach puree resulting in a full bodied, pleasantly effervescent, refreshingly tart ale. The two fruits work in harmony, as aromas of peach pie and fresh pear swirl from the glass. The tart complexity of the sour blonde marries with rip fruit flavors that burst forth with every sip. Enjoy.

Like previous series releases, Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour will have limited availability in 750 milliliter bottles, and draft.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Peaches. Pears. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.5% ABV

Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Coming Soon

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek is up next in bottles

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek is up next in bottle for the Anderson, South Carolina based brewery.

The brewery’s base sour golden ale has been aged in Petite Syrah barrels before head brewer Keston Helfrich blended in a hefty chunk of art Montmorency cherries. By now the flavor of this future release should be taking shape.

We native fermented and aged our golden sour ale in Petite Syrah barrels before blending in a massive amount of tart Montmorency cherries to create a delightfully refreshing petite sour ale with a light body, tart acidity, bright pie cherry flavor , and a subtle barrel funk. This unique regional ale draws its acidity from a strain of lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast labs from opuntia fruit in La France, South Carolina and a blend of locally captured native yeasts.

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek will be available in 750ml bottles. A release date has not been set.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Cherries. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

4.5 ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Bourbon & blackberries make Creature Comforts Triangulation (April 21st)

Creature Comforts Triangulation

Creature Comforts Triangulation debuts in Athens, Georgia on April 21st.

Adapted from a previous release in the brewery’s extremely limited Curious Series, Creature Comforts Triangulation is an American wild/sour ale that has been aged in tertiary use bourbon barrels with fresh blackberries. The resulting beer is described by the brewery as boasting flavors of almond, biscotti, tart cherry and blackberry.

Fruited American wild ale releases in the Curious Series include, The Curious No.8 with blueberries, and Curious No. 6, with peaches.

Triangulation is a mixed fermentation ale fermented in third use bourbon barrels with blackberries. It is the first beer adapted from The Curious series to be produced on a larger scale. Like the historical use of triangles to trace a journey from known points, the navigation that has lead us to the creation of beer has been full of discovery, technical sessions, and growth. The knowledge we have gleaned has culminated here – in Triangulation.

Creature Comforts Triangulation will be a 16.9 ounce bottle release, on-site on April 21st.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blackberries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Debut: 4/21/17

8.6% ABV

Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Coming Soon

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Peach coming April 15th

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Peach

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Peach debuts on April 15th.

Keston Helfrich, brewer and co-owner at Carolina Bauernhaus, took the brewery’s 18 Mile Red sour base and fermented it in Petite Syrah barrels for eight months, then blended it with peaches.

SouthYeast Labs isolated the Lactobacillus bacteria that is quickly becoming a biological signature of the Anderson, South Carolina based brewery.

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Peach will be available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on Saturday, April 15th.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Peaches. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles.
Debut: 4/15/17

7.2% ABV

Posted in Jester King Brewery, New Releases

Jester King Rare Corals, featuring a ton of fruit

Jester King Rare Corals

Jester King Rare Corals, a new farmhouse ale, debuts on March 31st.

A farmhouse ale is nothing new for Jester King. Check out this fruit lineup though. Rare Corals has been re-fermented with guava, bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, toasted coconut, and chamomile. All in all, around 1,200 pounds fruit.

The base beer was brewed in September of 2016, and fermented in stainless steel with Jester King’s mixed culture of native yeast and bacteria.

Jester King Rare Corals will be available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on March 31st.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Guava, Bananas, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Chamoilie.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. 2,000 bottle run.

Debut: 3/31/17

5.3% ABV, 22 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Blackberry Sour releases April 1st

Hi-Wire Blackberry Sour

Hi-Wire Blackberry Sour joins the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s sour & wild lineup on April 1st.

18 months of fermentation were required to make Hi-wire Blackberry Sour, a blend of stainless steel, rye whiskey, red wine and North Carolina rum barrel ales.

Think blackberry jam, brett, and oak in this balanced and drinkable ale.

Hi-Wire Blackberry Sour can be purchased in 750ml bottles on Saturday, April 1st at the brewery’s South Slope location.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blackberries. Barrel Aged. Rum. Rye Whiskey, Red Wine.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 4/1/17

8.2% ABV

Image: Hi-Wire Brewing

Posted in Coming Soon, EPIC Brewing Company

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches, Batch #3

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches returns again in May, 2017, marking the third release of this beer.

When Epic built their Denver, Colorado brewery in 2013, the sour program took a major step forward with the addition of three 60 hectoliter oak foeders (seen below). In 2014, some Brainless on Peaches casks got funked up by some errant wild yeast, and was so tasty, that Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches ended up launching the program. As of early 2017, the brewery now has 14 foeders.

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches begins with one foeder filled with the souring bacteria, Lactobacillus, another with Brettanomyces. Scared to death of Pediococcus (aka “The Devil”), Epic filled wine casks with the Pedio and left the third foeder for blending.

The Final Blend.

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches is a blend of the Brett and Lacto foeders, and all the Pediococcus wine casks that were blended into neutral oak white wine casks. The brewery’s new found love of Pediococcus eventually led them to finally funk up that third foeder with “The Devil”. Epic laments – this is the most sour edition of this beer to date.

Epic Brainless on Peaches Batch #3 is available in 375 milliliter bottles.

Style: American WIld/Sour Ale (w/ Peaches, Oak Aged.)
Availability: 375ml  bottles
Latest Return: May, 2017

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