Topic Archives: Tequila

Posted in Avery Brewing, Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Avery Tequilana is Barrel Aged Series #43

Avery Tequilana will be the 43rd release in the brewery’s Barrel Aged Series. If you are a tequila fan, you’re in for a treat.

Expect a light sour beer with a blast of tequila flavor, especially on the nose. The brewery has a close relationship with El Atlo, Mexico based Suerte Tequila. The brewery has been purchasing their barrels for years and now have nearly 200 on site.

READ MORE: Avery Barrel Aged Series

Avery Tequilana is a blend of both resposado and anejo tequila barrels, aged for seven months. Suerte barrels really give the final beer a very pronounced flavor, which is why the love affair has lasted so long.

“Tequilana,” said Rupp, “has a very pure and huge tequila character. Since this beer was aged in reposado and añejo tequila barrels for seven months, it’s really exciting to smell and taste oak character in the beer such as butterscotch, vanilla, and agave notes since they come simply from the barrels themselves.” – Travis Rupp, Avery’s R&D Manager

Agave tequilana, more commonly known as blue agave, is the naming inspiration for Avery Tequilana. Find it on draft at the brewery starting March 13th, and nationally in 12 ounce bottles.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 3/13/17

7.35% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Tequila aged Wild Heaven Height of Civilization returns

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization, the brewery’s barrel aged Civilization Barleywine returns to the wild this week.

In 2014, the brewery purchased Dulce Vida Organic Tequila barrels ahead of this release. Wild Heaven Height of Civilization spent four months aging in the barrels prior to bottling.

The base beer, Wild Heaven Civilization Barleywine, brewed with dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, tart cherries, cranberries, and cocoa nibs that have been re-hydrated in Four Roses bourbon.

The beer has been so well received, Wild Heaven got a hold of more Dulce Vida tequila barrels to bring this complex beer back once again.

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization is available in 750ml bottles for a limited time.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Lemons, Hibiscus, Cherries, Cranberries, Cocoa Nibs. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Latest Return: November, 2016

12+% ABV

Below, the beer enters the barrel. Pic: Wild Heaven  

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization

Posted in New Releases, Short's Brewing

Short’s Tequila Sauna debuts in “Private Stache” Series

Short's Tequila Sauna

Short’s Tequila Sauna debuted Friday, September 23rd – a golden sour ale.

As the name suggests, Short’s Tequila Sauna is aged in tequila barrels. Addtionally, the beer was fermented with orange and pomegrantes,

This beer has a dark gold hue and a big nose of tequila, oak, and wisps of tangy fruit. Tequila and oak flavors are present at first sip followed by a mouth coating acidity. Mild flavors of pomegranate and orange peak through before a dry and slightly funky finish.

Short’s Tequila Sauna is part of Short’s Private Stache Series, originally launched in 2015. The pub-only releases are experimental, barrel-aged, sour, or really anything the brewers can dream up. Available in bottles exclusively at the Bellaire Pub.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Pomegranate, Oranges. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Debut: 9/23/16

6.7% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, The Lost Abbey

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child, a tequila barrel sour

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child, a new tequila barrel-aged sour, debuts this Friday in San Marcos, California.

A tequila sour is a first for Lost Abbey. Two years ago, the brewery released Agave Maria, a strong ale brewed with agave nectar and aged in Anejo and Reposado barrels for 10 months.

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child is brewed with lime and salt – pairing with well with the tequila notes from the barrel.

We started with a great base beer and aged it in tequila barrels, added some lime and a bit of salt for some true baja flavors. The result has us rethinking which one of our “children” we truly love the most. Lucky for Madonna, she only had one amazing child to care for.

The 375 milliliter bottles debut on September 23rd at the brewery, with distribution to begin the following Monday.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Lime, Salt. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Debut: 9/23/16

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Image: Lost Abbey

Posted in Avery Brewing, New Releases

Avery Expletus, Barrel-Aged Series #36 on March 20th

Avery Expletus

Avery Expletus is the next Barrel-Aged Series release (#36) on March 20th, 2016. This edition is the brewery’s own version of a Tequila Sunrise (typically made with orange juice, cherries, tequila, and grenadine.

Cherries and tequila barrel-aging highlight this new iteration, an American wild/sour ale. The brewery touts this as their most tequila-forward release to date.

Sometimes you set off on a journey with a destination in mind, but you find what you were seeking many miles before.

Avery Expletus  a 12 ounce bottle offering.

Style: American Wild Ales (w/ Cherries. Barrel Aged. Tequila)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: 3/20/16
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, DC, IL, KS, KY, MA, MN, NC, NY, PA, TX, VA, WA.

5.9% ABV

Other new entries in Avery’s Barrel-Aged Series include #35 Callipygian, #33 Lunctis Viribus, #32 Double D’s.

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases

Avery Lunctis Viribus blends tequila & wine barrels

Avery Lunctis Viribus

Avery Lunctis Viribus is the brewery’s 33rd release in their Barrel-Aged Series. A unique blend of barrels that you might not always mix together, highlight this new release.

Avery Lunctis Viribus is a 50/50 blend of American sour beer aged tequila barrels, and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. It’s not often you see tequila blended with wine.

This 33rd entry in the series will be available Sunday at the brewery at 11 am. Distribution states found below.

Style: American Wild Ale (Barrel Aged. Tequila. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles

Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, DC, IL, KS, KY, MA, MN, MO, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WY.
Release: 2/14/16

5.4% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Oaxacan released

Wicked Weed Oaxacan

Wicked Weed Oaxacan, an amber sour ale, has been released. The beer joins the brewery’s ongoing Canvas Series.

The creation of Wicked Weed Oaxacan starts as lighter bodied amber, soured using the brewery’s house mixed culture, then aged in organic Blue Agave Tequila barrels with grapefruit and lime zest.

Once the beer was ready, it was blended again with additional grapefruit.

Distribution of Wicked Weed Oaxacan started this week across the brewery’s territory. Available in 500 milliliter bottles.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Grapefruit, Lime Zest. Barrel Aged. Tequila)
Availability: 500ml bottles
Release: Late January, 2016

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