It was hinted a while back that Russian River & Sierra Nevada were working on a collaboration. The idea will culminate soon. Brew day is fast approaching for Brux (aks Brettanomyces bruxellensis) the yeast you’ll find in these bottles. The collab is brewed at Sierra Nevada (who doesn’t use much wild yeast at their facility.)
Sierra Nevada will package and ship Brux through their distribution network. For many markets, this might be the 2nd time you will see a Russian River beer on the shelf. Those in Avery Brewing’s distribution network will recall Collaboration, Not Litigation, a blend of each of the breweries Salvation ales.
What began as mutual admiration between Sierra Nevada’s Grossman family and Russian River’s Cilurzos has grown and progressed into genuine friendship. Brux began as an idea and has grown into something altogether different:
The liquid manifestation of change over time.
Refermented in the bottle with Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Brux will change and develop over time. Copper-colored, dry and complex, with slightly tart notes of green grass, pear, spice and lemon – this ale will progress in the bottle for many years.
Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 750ml bottles, corked & caged.
Arrival: July, 2012