Lost Abbey Veritas 016 will be released at the annual “Barrel Night” hosted by the brewery on Saturday, November 7th in San Marcos, California.
Lost Abbey Veritas 016 was inspired by a previous sour, Spontaneous Cheer, and is the 16th version of the blended sour barrel-aged in oak casks featuring the first-ever use of white peaches in the Veritas iterations. Previous Lost Abbey Veritas brews, including the GABF Gold-Medal winner, Veritas 015, have been barrel-aged, and combined Brettanomyces yeast with fruits such as nectarines, cherries, peaches, and apricots.
150 tickets for the annual “Barrel Night” will go on sale Tuesday, October 6th at 12pm (PST) for $200, and will include an exclusive dinner created by San Diego’s own Christian Graves, 5 single-barrel tastings from The Lost Abbey Oak Aging Program, and 4 bottles of Veritas 016. The event is on November 7th.
Lost Abbey Veritas 016 will also be sold online at retail value, $41, during a secondary release on Tuesday, October 13th at 12pm (PST). Purchases will be limited to 3 bottles/person due to the high-demand of this brew, and bottles will be available to pickup the weekend of November 14th & 15th at the San Marcos taproom.
Hint: Don’t miss out on this extra-special brew…tickets for the release sold out last year in under 60 seconds.
2013 marks 20 years of brewing for Uinta Brewing (Salt Lake City, UT) and with it comes a new version of their Birthday Suit. This year’s 20th Birthday Suit is a sour brown ale instead of the sour cherry of 2012.
“Brewed in celebration of Uinta’s 20th birthday, this American Sour Brown Ale flaunts significant acidity balanced by flavorful Abbey and Chocolate malts and a modest amount of hops. A distinct tartness on the palate combines with notes of toffee and earthiness.”
Expect this to be on the shelves in the upcoming months. Last year’s Suit didn’t make every Uinta market. Hopefully that’s different this year. Happy Birthday Uinta!
Style: Sour Brown Ale
Availability: 750 mL bottles
Funk Metal baby. Above is a potential new concoction from the most prolific brewery in Texas. Jester King Funk Metal is a barrel aged imperial stout, soured with that funky brettanomyces and even uses some wild Texas yeast (in the spirit of Belgian brewing, baby!).
Down below heavy clouds, swollen and green with electric rain, the two-grinned snake waves at us in the arrythmic symphony. We dance up the leg of a star dusted mountain; from its summit our souls are projected into the darkness of the universe as scattered laser light beams. We seek the taste of eternity. You dig?
Availability: 750 ml bottles
8.2% ABV, 29 IBUs
Hair Of The Dog Michael.
Michael is produced in memory of Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter. It is made with Organic Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts. Michael is fermented with a variety of yeasts and bacteria. It is aged in American oak and Sherry casks for 30 months and released every November from the Brewery only.