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
Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) is expanding their “Angel” series in 2015. Based off the popularity of the brewery’s second-ever bottle release, Black Angel, and the extra barrel aging room in the new Funkatorium, the decision was easy.
Wicked Weed Red Angel is up first, a red sour ale, aged in white wine barrels with raspberries. The brewery used around 1.5 pounds of raspberries per gallon of Red Angel.
Expected release is in March. Wicked Weed will announce the bottle release date in the near future.
The 20th Anniversary release (imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels) was one of the brewery’s fastest selling, and most desired barrel aged beers to date. This February, the brewery will launch another rendition of the stout offering.
The Red Brick brewing team recreated the base imperial stout, and has been aging half of it in oak bourbon barrels.
It features big notes of dark chocolate and espresso beans with a mild oak character.
Look for Red Brick Imperial Stout to hit shelves after the February, 2015. Part of the brewery’s Brick Mason Series.
10.% ABV, 60 IBUs
Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton, NC) will release Vestige Wither American Wild Ale alongside Vestige Bloom on February 7th.
Vestige Wither is aged in red wine barrels with fennel bulb, and 100% Brettanomyces fermented. Wither has been conditioning for seven months.
500ml bottles of Fonta Flora Vestige Wither releases on February 7th, 2015.
Note: There is a subtle label misprint. The brewery confirms this is red-wine aged.
Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton, NC) will release Vestige Bloom, a wine barrel aged wild ale.
Vestige Bloom: Appalachian Wild Ale: Kiwi Funk is this beer’s proper name, a wild ale with a mix of funky bacteria and yeasts. Aged in white wine barrels with North Carolina grown kiwis from Fox Farms.
500ml bottles of Fonta Flora Vestige Bloom releases on February 7th, 2015.
Nebraska Ardent Son, a Belgian golden ale is coming in February. The beer is aged in Chardonnay barrels, similar to Blanc is the New White.
A Belgian Golden Strong fermented with Ardennes yeast forms a fantastic base which is further enhanced by a 6 month maturation in Chardonnay barrels. The core of this beer is enjoyed by our fans in many forms. We feel that this interpretation furthers the crisp Belgian-like qualities fantastically.
Nebraska Ardent Son will be available in 750ml bottles.
Modern Times City of the Dead has just been bottled by the California brewery.
Modern Times City of the Dead is a coffee stout, that uses house-roasted coffee beans, aged in bourbon barrels. How do you bourbon barrel age coffee beans? Take the green beans that haven’t been roasted yet. At this point they are ver susceptible to new flavors. Fill a bourbon barrel full of beans and wait for the magic to happen. Finally, carefully roast the beans so as not to cover up the barrel aged notes.
Rich, full-bodied, & bursting with barrel-aged coffee aroma & flavor, this coffee stout is truly a unique & delicious animal. We were the first brewery to ever make beer with barrel-aged coffee, and now we’re the first to do a large-scale bottle release. And, of course, we roasted it all ourselves. Cool stuff!
Modern Times City of the Dead is available in 22oz bottles, starting January 27th.
Style: Stout (w/ Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft