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.
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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.
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Council Brewing Beatitude Prickly Pear Tart Saison
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.
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.
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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.
The 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