Topic Archives: American Wild Ales

Posted in New Beers, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Zephyr Punch Native Wild Ale

Orpheus - Zephyr Punch

Orpheus BrewingZephyr Punch, a native wild ale releasing as a part of Orpheus Brewing’s Year 7 Anniversary on September 3rd.

Blended with our friends at Brick Store Pub from 78% traditional spontaneous beer and 25% native culture saison for a beer that’s bright, vinous, funky, and inspired by great times “upstairs and to the left.”

Orpheus – Zephyr Punch will be available at the brewery in 12.7 ounce bottles.

Style: American Wild Ale (Neutral Wine Barrel-Aged)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles. 
Debut: 9/4/21

5.7% ABV

MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases

Posted in New Beers, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing The Brief Infinity We Built

Orpheus - The Brief Infinity We Built

Orpheus Brewing The Brief Infinity We Built, a spontaneously fermented American wild ale with Georgia peaches. 

The stillness feels the air and shudders. Toiling through the hulking gate from now to always now, extant riches burning so we venerate the ashes. The oppressive sound of nothing dampens drifting calculations, but broken thoughts entwine when creeping darkness has no alibi. Constructing eternity out of discount ruins, engulfed in all that’s real to me, which takes me home amidst morass to see through smoke and ash the brief infinity we built.

Orpheus Brewing The Brief Infinity We Built will be available in 12.7oz bottles on September 3rd – a part of the brewery’s “Year 7” Anniversary celebration. 

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Georgia Peaches)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: 9/3/21

5% ABV

MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts River Ridge Red re-emerges from barrels this month

Creature Comforts River Ridge Red

Creature Comforts River Ridge Red returns in late July.

When you combine Virginia’s River Ridge Organics raspberries, Creature Comfort’s oak barrels and talent, and you have a wild ale made for summer.

Creature chose some of their best barrels to blend onto the fresh raspberries, punching down the fruit into the barrels for a full two weeks. After that, the raspberries soaked in the ale for another six months in oak, until the brewery achieved a balanced acid profile.

“We believe River Ridge Organics grows some of the finest berries you will find in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and that inspired us to create a beer in celebration of their beautiful crop.” – Wood Cellar and Mixed Fermentation Director Blake Tyers. “

Creature Comforts River Ridge Red first debuted in 2019. It will be available in 500-milliliter bottles at the brewery when it opens on July 23rd.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Raspberries. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles
Debut: 6/15/19
Latest Return: 7/23/21

6.6% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts

Posted in New Beers, The Lost Abbey
Posted in Coming Soon, NoDa Brewing

Galactic Funk: Noda Brewing Boba Brett returns May 1

Noda Boba Brett Golden Sour Ale

Noda Brewing Boba Brett will be available for pick up at the brewery starting May 1st.

The base for the Charlotte-based brewery’s sour program, Boba Brett is a sour pale ale that’s both tropical and funky.

Your hunt for the most rewarding sour pale ale is over. Boba Brett, our sour project’s base brew, delivers a bountiful balance of complex tartness and layers of tropical and funky notes. This crisp, satisfying ale can never be cloned, anywhere across the galaxy.

Noda Brewing Boba Brett is only available for purchase online and non-contact pickup at the brewery next weekend.

Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Online Only.

Latest Return: 5/1/2020

7% ABV

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing releases an online-only blueberry wild ale blend

Hi-Wire A Blend About Blueberries

Like many of the breweries right now, Asheville’s Hi-Wire Brewing has been relying on online sales and relaxed shipping restrictions to make ends meet. Instead of a taproom release of a rare wild ale, these weird times call for an online-only beer release.

Hi-Wire’s sour and wild program continues to impress us. So it’s worth noting there are a small handful of bottles available of this new blend that you don’t even have to get off your couch to buy and try.

A Blend About Blueberries Sour – Single Barrel Batch No. 27 is a blend of spontaneous and non-spontaneous sour blonde ales aged on blueberries. 750-milliliter bottles this blend can be purchased here. You’re stuck at home. Treat yourself.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blueberries)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Online Release.
Debut: Late April 2020

6.8% ABV

Image: Hi-Wire Brewing

Posted in Perennial Artisan Ales, The Rare Barrel

The Rare Barrel & Perennial Artisan create ‘West of the Mississippi’

The Rare Barrel West of the Mississippi

The Rare Barrel West of the Mississippi debuts at the brewery on August 22nd. 

This new oak-aged golden sour is a collaboration with St. Louis-based Perennial Artisan Ales. The team selected a blend of unique barrels, ranging from open-fermented saisons, to various dry-hopped Brettanomyces beers.

The blended base was then dosed with black lime (dried lime, that has lost most of it’s water content).

This yielded an incredibly unique brew with an almost earthy depth of flavor that complements the notes of passion fruit, papaya, and limeade.

The Rare Barrel West of the Mississippi will be available in the brewery’s tasting room in 750-milliliter bottles on August 22nd.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Black Limes. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Debut: 8/22/19

6.2% ABV

Image: The Rare Barrel