Funk Factory Geuzeria

Madison, Wisconsin

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July 7th: Funk Factory Geuzeria Meerts, a rare style

Funk Factory Meerts

A want for any American wild ale lover. Funk Factory Geuzeria Meerts debuts on July 7th.

The Madison, Wisconsin based brewery describes Meerts as a “modern interpretation of the low alcohol by volume style derived from the second running of Lambic”. (Dipping a few toes in the “table beer” category.) Funk Factory uses Cantillon and Boon’s known techniques as a reference for this beer.

Why modern interpretation? In 2016, the brewery attempted to make Meerts using the second runnings for a Lambic wort on a 50 barrel brewhouse. The theory was the second runnings would yield 20-30 barrels. In reality, it only yielded 4 barrels (120 or so gallons).

A dedicated brew day for Meerts was required to produce enough wort to make the beer. Basically, brewed to style as much as possible.

Funk Factory uses a pilsner malt, raw wheat, and Saaz hops in a turbid mash, scaled down to target a 4% finishing alcohol by volume. The beer is boiled long, lightly hoppeed, and hit the foeder for fermentation back in February.

At 4% abv, it is refreshing and clean, lightly tart lemon citrus with some rustic earthiness.  I’m very excited to have a beer that I can put out at a lower price point and with more frequency.

Funk Factory Geuzeria Meerts will debut on July 7th in 750 milliliter bottles. This is a ticketed release, with a June 20th on sale date.

Style: Lambic (Foeder Aged)
Hops: Saaz
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 7/7/17

4% ABV

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Funk Factory White Lodge Gueuze releases in November

Funk Factory Geuzeria White Lodge

Funk Factory White Lodge releases in November, tickets go on sale October 15th.

Funk Factory White Lodge is an American-style gueuze the brewery is pretty proud to unveil. Brewed and fermented as close to tradition as possible, White Lodge is a blend of 3,2, and 1 year lambics.

Bottles of Funk Factory White Lodge are $20.00 each, with a limit of 6. Tickets on sale on October 15th, via this link. Bottle release is November 14th, 2015, at O’so Brewing’s anniversary party.

Those buying tickets have a chance to purchase Funk Factory Frampaars as well.

Style: Gueuze
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Release: 11/14/15

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Funk Factory Geuzeria Frampaars release tickets on sale Oct 15th

Funk Factory Geuzeria Frampaars

Funk Factory Geuzeria Frampaars goes on sale this Thursday, through Brown Paper Tickets.

Frampaars is actually the sister beer to the brewery’s Framrood. A blend of American lambic spanning two years, aged on purple raspberries for 3 months, then bottle conditioned for 6 months.

Bottles are $22.50 each, limit of 6. Tickets on sale on October 15th, via this link. Bottle release is November 14th, 2015, at O’so Brewing’s anniversary party.

Style: Lambic (w/ Raspberries)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Release: 11/14/15

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