Birds Fly South Paper Airplanes is returning to the Greenville, South Carolina brewery’s lineup again on Thursday.
The Brettanomyces forward pale ale is brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, and fermented in the brewery’s oak foudres.
Our fully funky Brett-centric pale ale! Once our Brettanomyces Foudre has reached a sweet spot, we begin a long blending and re-fermentation process with a fresh Belgian Pale Ale. We then dry hop with Nelson Sauvin to add a level of wine complexity that only this hop can provide. Slightly sour, all funk. Aged at least a month before release.
If you are a wild ale drinking, then your love affair with Brettanomyces yeast must be pretty strong by now. Look no further. Paper Airplanes requires a good bit of patience (a love) in order to get it right. Shawn Johnson, founder of Birds Fly South tells Beer Street Journal – “finding the sweet spot takes time. The beer tells US when it’s ready. Not the other way around. As far as flavor goes, think funky, musty, and of course, wild.
Birds Fly South Paper Airplanes is a 750 milliliter bottle offering, returning to the brewery’s lineup again on Thursday, July 13th.
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Three Taverns Brettannicus debuts Saturday, July 15th.
Following in the footsteps of Fortunatus is Three Taverns Brettannicus, a 100% Brettanomyces fermented farmhouse ale. The brewery used their saison malt base of pilsner, spelt, and wheat, then fermented in stainless steel tanks with Brett.
After primary fermentation, the beer was transferred to red wine barrels to mature. It has been bottle conditioning since late 2016. All in all, Brettannicus has been a year in the making.
…This newest release from our Funk Yard makes no apologies for in your face funk.
Three Taverns Brettannicus will be available in 375 milliliter, corked & caged bottles at the Decatur, Georgia brewery on Saturday. $12 dollars each.
Orpheus Over and Over is joining the brewery’s year-round lineup in the near future.
Pineapple is the centerpiece of this new kettle-soured ale. The brewery added the fresh pineapple juice to the first batch this week. While Orpheus Over and Over is a reference to Greek prophet Orpheus, we’re pretty sure just “over and over” is how often you’ll want to drink this new release as well.
The grievous cycle of transmigration of souls could only be broken after the mysteries of the gods were revealed to Orpheus. Those mysteries have been lost to time, so enjoy your endless loop. We packed as much pineapple and brightness as we could into this small, tart beer, for an experience you’ll actually want to repeat over and over.
Orpheus Over and Over will debut in July on draft first, with 12 ounce cans to follow shortly after.
Debut: July, 2017
Jester King Cherry Funk Metal debuts July 7th.
Earlier this year when the Austin, Texas based brewery was blending Funk Metal (a sour barrel-aged stout), they split off a portion of the blend. That blend was re-fermented with Balaton cherries.
Jester King Cherry Funk Metal will be available in 750 milliliter bottles, available starting a 4 pm on release day. $22 dollars each.
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Wicked Weed Golden Angel returns to the “Angels” lineup again today, June 30th.
Wicked Weed Golden Angel is an American sour, aged in red wine barrels with apricots for a total of 10 months. This sour rested on a full metric ton of apricots. If you don’t know weight…that’s a lot of apricots.
Deep golden with a bright fruit haze and stone fruit tartness, this ale pulls inspiration from traditional Lambic fruits and showcases the depth and range of apricot flavors.
Wicked Weed Golden Angel is available at the Funkatorium in Asheville, North Carolina.
Latest Return: 6/30/17
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Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb is being added to the brewery’s core lineup this month. Previously released as a specially offering in the past.
Fans of Great Divide might remember this beer as ‘Demeter’ back in 2013. The American sour/wild ale has always seen lines of folks wanting a taste at the brewery’s anniversary parties.
“…It took some time to figure out how to brew bigger batches of it given the incredible amount of fruit and extra labor required but we’re excited to finally be able to release this beer into our year-round lineup.” – Brian Dunn, Great Divide Founder
Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb will be available in 22 ounce bottles and draft, year-round. Look for it on shelves nationally in July.
Carolina Bauernhaus Kuningilin debuts on June 24th.
Nearby Asheville, North Carolina Riverbend Malt House and their Wrens Abruzzi Rye Malt serves at the base inspiration for this new release. Head brewery and co-founder Keston Helfrich oak soured a golden ale, then dry-hopped it with Vic Secret and Amarillo hops.
The wren, not only the name of the malt, but pictured on the label, is “king of the birds” according to German legend. It is said it got that title by hitching a ride on the back of an eagle in order to become the highest flying bird in the world.
The spicy and earthy character of the rye malt used in this rustic refined ale is held aloft by a tart acidity drawn from our house strain of natively collected lactobacillus and crowned by a bright dry hop blend of Vic Secret and Amarillo hops.
Carolina Bauernhaus Kuningilin will be available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on June 24th.
Style: American Wild Ale
Hops: Vic Secret, Amarillo
Malt: Wrens Abruzzi Rye
Availability: 750ml Bottles