Topic Archives: Prickly Pear

Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Coming Soon

Carolina Bauernhaus Source Series Opuntia debuts March 4th

Carolina Bauernhaus Source Series Opuntia

Carolina Bauernhaus Source Series Opuntia is on deck from the Anderson, South Carolina sour and wild brewery.

In case the word “opuntia” brings you pause, it is actually the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. Brewery co-founder David Thorton is also the co-founder of SouthYeast Labs, what we call a “genus braintrust” of wild yeast wranglers. Carolina Bauernhaus’ house Lactobacillus bacteria was isolated by SouthYeast Labs from locally grown opuntia fruit.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the brewery released “Muriel” featuring local muscadines.

This is our native fermented rye saison brewed with North Carolina grown heirloom Wrens Abruzzi rye malt and pilsner malt. The souring bacteria used in the beer is a strain of Lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast Labs from opuntia fruit in La France, South Carolina. The beer was aged for 6 months in Cabernet barrels on the same opuntia fruit.

Carolina Bauernhaus Source Series Oputia will be available in 750 milliliter bottles at the brewery starting March 4th.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Opuntia Fruit. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 3/4/17

6.2% ABV

 Image: Carolina Bauernhaus

Posted in New Releases, Reformation Brewery

Reformation Brewery Lark, brewed with prickly pear

Reformation Brewery Lark

Reformation Brewery Lark is shipping this week – a new draft only entry in the brewery’s Adventure Series.

Lark is a wheat beer, featuring prickly pear nectar introduced post fermentation. The nectar comes from Arizona Cactus Ranch, a 100 year old cattle range.

“We’re celebrating humor and invention with this beer,” says CEO Spencer Nix. “It was made on a lark for our Keeping Room as an in­house draft Pioneer. It was well received, so we decided to share the gift with a market release.”

Reformation Brewery Lark is a draft only offering, for the month of July.

Style: Wheat Beer (w/ Prickly Pear)
Availability: Draft only
Debut: July, 2016

4.8% ABV

Image: Reformation Brewery

Posted in Council Brewing Co., New Beers
Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Coming Soon, Cycle Brewing, Headlines, J Wakefield Brewing, Seventh Sun Brewing

Cigar City, Cycle, J Wakefield, & 7th Sun Create Beer Tribute “A Beer Named Sue”

Cigar City A Beer Named Sue

Cigar City Brewing, Cycle Brewing, 7th Sun Brewing, and J. Wakefield Brewing are teaming up to create A Beer Named Sue.

The weisse, aka “Florida Weisse” is loaded with prickly pear, brewed as a tribute to one of Tampa Bay’s biggest craft beer supporters, Sue Muntner. Sadly, Sue lost a hard fought battle with cancer in June of 2014.

This beer is dedicated to Sue Muntner, a wonderful friend and supporter of craft beer in Tampa Bay. We made this beer in a style she championed and loaded it with Prickly Pear. Please enjoy this Florida weisse in a snifter, the only appropriate glassware for toasting Sue.

A Beer Named Sue collaboration has not been officially announced by any of the breweries. Cigar City will handle the 22oz bottle packaging.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Prickly Pear)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: TBA

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Posted in Don't Miss This, Odell Brewing

Odell Footprint RegionAle, Now with 11 Ingredients

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) has announced another release of their Footprint RegionAle. The beer is made with ingredients sourced from each state in the brewery’s distribution footprint. The first release of Footprint was 2012.

A total of 11 states create Footprint RegionAle. The ingredient rundown look like this:

  • Colorado – Hops & Barley
  • Arizona – Prickly Pear Juice
  • Idaho – Hops & Barley
  • Kansas – Wheat
  • Minnesota – Wild Rice
  • Missouri – Oak Barrels
  • Nebraska – Corn
  • New Mexico – Green Chilies
  • South Dakota – Barley & Honey
  • Texas – Grapefruit Juice
  • Wyoming – Wheat

“We added a new state to our footprint this year, so we had to add a new ingredient,” said pilot brewing and barrel aging manager, Brent Cordle. “Texas grapefruit was a scrumptious addition to this year’s beer.”

Odell Footprint RegionAle releases at a party at the brewery on April 19th, 2014. 750ml bottles will ship to all 11 states above shortly after.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Prickly Pear Juice, Wild Rice, Corn, Green Chilies, Honey, Grapefruit Juice. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles.
Arrival: 4/19/14

9.9% ABV

Read more: Odell Brewing 

Posted in Avery Brewing, Headlines, New Releases

Avery Releasing Barrel Aged #18, Opuntia

Avery Brewing’s 18th release in the Barrel Aged Series is Opuntia, a sour ale.

As with each release in the series, this sour ale has been “dosed” with prickly pears, and aged in tequila barrels for 9 months. “Opuntia” refers to the genus of catus that produces prickly pears.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Prickly Pears. Barrel Aged. Tequila)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited to 263 cases
Release: February 23rd, 1 pm

6.65% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Spoetzl Brewery

A Prickly Pear Shiner

Shiner Prickly PearThe folks at Spoetzel Brewery have a new Shiner on the way – Prickly Pear.  A  no brainer of a locally sourced ingredient, when considering the Texas landscape.  Prickly is the #3 in the Brewer’s Pride Series.

This small batch brew is the third our Limited Edition Brewer’s Pride Craft Brew Series.  A combination of Citra and U.S. Golding hops gives this refreshing lager its citrus flavor and floral aroma. The brew’s signature tartness comes from the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to our brewery’s landscape that’s hearty, rugged and unmistakably unique –qualities we surely appreciate.  

Style:
Fruit Beer (w/ Prickly Pear)
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft

Arrival: TBA

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