Embrace the Funk, Yazoo Brewing’s wild and sour division, releases Indomitus Dolium Ale on Saturday December 13th.
Indomitus Dolium Ale is a collaboration with Rocky Mountain Barrel Company, provided rare Cognac barrels from France. The base beer is an old ale, with Brettanomyces.
…Dark Ruby in color with warming cherry and dark fruit notes. A secondary addition of classic “Old World” Brettanomyces strains will continue to evolve in the bottle.
The wild/funky arm of Yazoo Brewing (Nashville, TN) Embrace the Funk, has three different bottles going on sale in the tap room today.
Saison Colada, 2014 Unoaked Brett Saison, and 2013 Brett Saison.
Bottles release at 4 pm Nashvegas time.
Image via the brewery
A second “Embrace the Funk” fest is coming to Yazoo Brewing (Nashville, TN).
Yazoo, with funk genius Brandon Jones, founded a sour/wild ale program more than a year ago. One of the first of its kind in the southeast. That prompt the first Embrace the Funk festival last year that was a sell-out success.
Tickets are now on sale for the second event on May 4th, 2014. A day of funky beers, funky cheeses, funky music, and more.
Yazoo Brewing Company (Nashville, TN) is making some changes in 2014. Among those are a few seasonal additions, starting with Yazoo Spring.
Yazoo Spring is a helles bock brewed with German malts, and lager yeast.
It has a nice deep tan color with a slight bready sweet aroma that has a light mouth feel, finishing with a smooth malty and clean hop flavor. Quinn, our lead brewer here at Yazoo, created the recipe and the 6 pack and bottle artwork was taken from original artwork created by Linus’s mother.
To celebrate the launch, Yazoo is throwing a series of parties covering 7 cities in 7 different nights leading up to Fat Tuesday in their hometown of Nashville. Visit www.YazooMardicrawl.com for more details.
Style: Helles Bock
Hops: Perle, Hallertau, Hersbucker
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Cara Helles
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
New Belgium and Yazoo Brewing have their contribution to Memphis Craft Beer Week: a collaborative sour they’re calling Rufus. After chatting about what they hoped to create, New Belgium sent Oscar, the dark sour base use to build La Folie blends, to Yazoo to be combined with their portion with the end result becoming Rufus – “dry, wild, tart, dark fruit forward with a solid sour backbone and slight caramel malt finish.” Expect to see this beer on draft in Memphis the week of May 5th for Memphis Craft Beer Week with it showing its face in Nashville shortly after.
Style: American Wild Ale/Sour Ale
Availability: Draft only
Arrival: May 2013
Yazoo Brewing (Nashville, TN) and New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado) have plans on collaborating on a new sour beer in the near future. Brandon Jones & Linus Hall of Yazoo have been busy building out one of the few sour programs in the southeast.
No immediate details are available until the final blends are confirmed – but put this one on your radar. Check out the Beer Street Journal Video on the new Yazoo Sour Program in the meantime.
UPDATE 4/3/13, 6:00 pm: Draft only. Tennessee only.
Tennessee isn’t making it easy to be a craft brewer. In fact, taxes per gallon breakdown for craft beer over “college” beer is almost 1/3 more. Thus – The Beacon, a Tennessee High Tax Ale. Yazoo Brewing (Nashville) and Calfkiller (Sparta, TN) created a smoked wheat ale that hits shelves around Nashville today.
Fight the power.
Availability: 750 ml bottles.