Birds Fly South Skin & Bone, a collaboration with Tarpon Springs, Florida’s Saint Somewhere Brewing Company.
This beer was originally one of the first offerings by Birds Fly South Ale Project, based in Greenville, South Carolina. between the first release and this month’s returns, the brewery has opened a beautiful, wood heavy tap room in the city’s West End Water Tower District.
Skin & Bone is one of the best releases in the brewery’s budding arsenal. This beer hits on all the notes you chase in wild ales – tart, funk and funk. Each sip finishes with mellow hints of the chardonnay barrels. Looking back over 2016, Skin & Bone was easily one of the best new beers we tried. Definitely don’t miss this second round.
Birds Fly South Skin & Bone is on shelves now in upstate South Carolina in 750 milliliter bottles.
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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.
This collaborator series has paired seen the likes of Deschutes Brewery, Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Firestone Walker, Cigar City, Ommegang, and Orval. Boulevard Collaboration 7 is the first time a two breweries have been a part of the project at the same time.
The trio is creating a “juicy” lager for this seventh iteration, aged briefly on virgin oak. Juicy is an understating term, thanks to peach puree, lemon zest and riesling chosen to compliment carefully selected Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc hops. The malt bill is quite complex too, brewed with pale malt, Sonoran White Wheat, Missouri wheat, honey malt and corn grits.
The finished beer will be bottle conditioned with champagne yeast, producing an effervescent golden lager perfect for the late summer heat. Last year, Arizona Wilderness and Creature Comforts partnered on “Transmission“, a citrus saison.
Boulevard Collaboration 7 will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: August, 2017 (Estimated)
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.
Avery Perzik Saison is back in cans ahead of the warmer weather.
“Perzik” is dutch for peach, and in this beer, the peach is the start. The Colorado brewery uses over 11 pounds of peaches per barrel, making this full of aroma and flavor.
This saison tastes like sitting in the hammock in your backyard during the summer. The peaches taste fresh, the beer finishes clean, and the esters of the yeast really compliment the whole package.
“We started making Perzik Saison two years ago, and we designed it to be a delicious, easy drinking, and sessionable beer. It has a massive amount of peaches, but our goal was to also stay true to the saison style. We ferment warm at 26 degrees Celsius, which builds a great yeast character that pairs well with the peaches.” – Fred Rizzo, Head Brewer
Avery Perzik Saison can be found nationally once again starting in April, 2017.
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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.
Upland Peach Barrel-Aged Sour hits shelves this month. The Indiana based brewery has been teasing this release for a little while now.
In fall of 2016, Upland soured fresh peaches from Huber’s Orchard and Winery in nearby Starlight, Indiana. Whole peaches were added to the brewery’s sour ale, barrel-aged for three months.
Gold and straw colors shine upon pouring, with zesty amounts of carbonation. Fresh peach aromas meld with floral and wine-like notes. Wonderful peach flavors follow in the taste, accompanied by refreshing tartness. Finish is dry, with mouth-watering tanginess and peach flavor.
Interesting to note, peaches were the first fruit Upland chose when starting a sour program in 2006.
Upland Peach Barrel-Aged Sour Ale will be available in 750 milliliter bottles and draft in the near future.