Topic Archives: American Wild Ales

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

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases
Posted in Bruery Terreux, New Beers
Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts River Ridge Red emerges from barrels in June

Creature Comforts River Ridge Red

Creature Comforts River Ridge Red debuts June 15th.

Combine Independence, Virginia’s River Ridge Organics raspberries, and Athens’s, Georgia based Creature Comfort’s oak barrels and talent, and you have this new wild ale.

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.

Creature Comforts River Ridge Red will be available in 500-milliliter bottles at the brewery on June 15th, $17.99 each. Limited 6 per person/mule.

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

6.6% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts

Posted in Firestone Walker Brewing, New Releases

Firestone Walker & England’s Wild Beer Company create ‘Violet Underground’

Firestone Walker Violet Underground

Firestone Walker Violet Underground, a cross-Atlantic ocean collaboration, debuts this week. Part of the brewery’s Barrelworks Program.

Jim Crooks, Firestone’s medal-winning master blender is good friends with Brett Ellis, co-founder, and brewer at England’s Wild Beer Company.

Dissecting this beer yeast first – Ellis sent Crooks some Wild Beer’s native yeast. Crooks then fermented two base beers. One with Barrelworks yeast and California golden raspberries, and the other with Wild Beer’s English funk. Both bases were aged in French oak between 6 months and a year. French candied violet petals were added to a handful of barrels. The result? Something Crooks calls a “head trip”.

“Violet Underground is an intentional head trip. It’s golden in color yet smells like raspberries, offering a bunch of unexpected sensory notes that all come together in the glass.”

The beer name is presumably a play on the 60’s rock band Velvet Underground, that once had Lou Reed.

Firestone Walker Violet Underground is the second packaged release in 2019, available in 375-ml bottles and draft

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Golden Raspberries. Violet Petals. French Oak Aged.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles. Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Early June 2019