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Almanac Wakatu Sour added to Farm to Barrel Series

Almanac Wakatu Sour

Almanac Wakatu Sour has joined the brewery’s Farm to Barrel Series. Wakatu is a New Zealand created hop variety; a relative of the Hallertau hop.

Almanac Wakatu Sour is a single-hopped sour blonde ale, aged in wine barrels for six months. The barrel result was blended with a younger, 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer.

This blend combines the oaky, vanilla character of the barrels with tropical, pineapple and guava-like flavors created by brett, and highlights the fruity tangerine and lime aromas of Wakatu hops.

Almanac Wakatu Sour is a 375 milliliter bottle offering.

Style: American Wild Ale (Barrel Aged. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Release: Fall, 2015

7% ABV

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Almanac Saison de Brettaville added to Farm to Barrel Series

Almanac Saison de Brettaville

Almanac Saison de Brettaville has joined the brewery’s Farm to Barrel Series.

The brewery created Almanac Saison de Brettaville by starting with their Saison Delores, and added 12 different strains of Brettanomyces. After aging in white wine barrels, the beer was dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Mandarina, and Mosaic.

The result is a farmhouse ale that is more funky than sour, with nuance that only brett can create. Serve with soft, creamy cheeses or as a tangy counterpoint to rich charcuterie.

Almanac Saison de Brettaville is available in 375 milliliter bottles.

Style: American Wild Ale (Barrel Aged. White Wine)
Availability: 375 ml Bottles
Release: November, 2015

7.2% ABV

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Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Citrus Returns (New Recipe)

Almanac Farm to Barrel Citrus

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Citrus has made a return to shelves. The sour ale’s recipe has been tweaked for its 2015 summer release.

The base beer is a sour blonde ale aged in wine barrels, nuanced by Buddha’s Hand citrons, plus yuzu and blood oranges from San Francisco’s Hamada Farms.

Hand-chopped and zested fruit was added to the beer, which has been allowed to barrel age since the winter citrus harvest, creating a refreshing sour ale that highlights the natural tartness of fresh citrus.

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Citrus is available in 375 milliliter bottles.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Buddha’s Hand, Yuzu Fruit, Blood Orange. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Return: July, 2015

7% ABV

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Almanac Emperor Norton Joins Fresh Beer Lineup

Almanac Emperor Norton

Almanac Emperor Norton is now available. Part of the brewery’s Fresh Beer Limited series.

A tribute to 19th century San Francisco resident by the same name, Almanac Emperor Norton is a Belgian-style tripel, brewed with fresh apricots. The eccentric Norton was known for issuing his own currency, calling for the overthrow of the United States government, and his desire for a bridge from San Francisco to Oakland, California. He’s best known for proclaiming himself the Emperor of the United States.

Almanac Emperor Norton can be found in 22oz bottles for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-style Tripel (w/ Apricots)
Hops: Citra, Hallertau Blanc

Availability: 22oz Bottles. Limited release
Launch: June, 2015

?? ABV

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