Birds Fly South False Face, a sour stout, is the next release by the Greenville, South Carolina brewery.
The base beer is a sweet stout that has been fermented in open wine vats with a mix of lactobacillus souring bacteria, house yeast, and Brettanomyces. Birds Fly South False Face was then aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels with more wild and sour cultures.
This stunner of a stout was barely aged in bourbon barrels for a good long while after our house lactobacillus and yeast had a chance to play, then bottled conditioned for one month.
False Face is named for a ceremonial mask worn by some Native American tribes to cure the sick.
Kegs of Birds Fly South False Face will be available the week of March 21st at Appalachian Ale House in Pickens, South Carolina. Bottles will be distributed in April, 2016.