Carolina Bauernhaus June Princess is officially the Anderson, South Carolina based brewery’s first bottle release.
The wild and sour focused brewery headed up by Keston Helfrich and David Thorton opened in December of 2015. Their lineup is almost 100% sold in their downtown taproom.
Carolina Bauernhaus June Princess goes head to head in our book for the best sour in their young repertoire (the other being 18 Mile.) The brewery released just shy of 300 bottles of the beer today, June 28th. Last week, Beer Street Journal spent some time with the brewery hand labeling and waxing each of the bottles. (Props to my wonderful mother who doesn’t drink beer, but made everyone lunch…)
Our native fermented sour rye ale brewed with North Carolina grown pilsner and wheat malts. This hazy gold beer was fermented in regional Tempranillo barrels and aged on local apricots and locally harvested June Princess nectarines from Clemson’s fruit research farm. The beer is fermented with a blend of SouthYeast Labs N1 strong ale yeast and native lactobacillus along with a few Brettanomyces strains. This fruit forward beer is balanced by a bright acidity and rounded out by an oaky barrel character.
Carolina Bauernhaus June Princess is a 750 milliliter bottle limited offering.