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Allagash Little Sal the brewery’s first beer brewed with brewed with blueberries was released in the brewery’s Portland, Maine taproom.
Little Sal is a sour, red beer, aged on two pounds of blueberries per gallon for six months in a red wine barrel. The finished beer is dark violet in color, with earthy aromas of blueberry and oak, and juicy, tart flavors of blueberry.
Allagash Little Sal is available in 375ml bottles, in the brewery’s tap room. No distribution for this offering.
Article updated to include release details. Image via Allagash Brewing
Burnside Blueberry Mint Saison kicks of the new Elemental Scale Series of one-off beers from the Portland, Oregon brewery.
Burnside Blueberry Mint Saison is a French-style saison that has been brew kettle soured, and fermented with blueberries and local honey, plus mint tea.
Inspired by a Kombucha drink with a similar profile, Burnside’s brewers set out to create a refreshing but complex beer with an interesting flavor profile. This ale is fermented at slightly higher temperature than normal with Blueberries and local Honey added at conditioning along with a cold side infusion of a “mint tea.” This gives the beer a slightly tart and fruity quality with a subtle hint of mint freshness.
Burnside Blueberry Mint Saison will be available in 22oz bottles and draft, starting May 7th.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
6.9% Abv 21.55 IBUs
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On Thursday April 2nd, Yazoo Brewing’s Embrace the Funk division will release three wild/sour offerings. Among those is the second release of Deux Rouges.
Deux Rouges (Batch 2) – Brewed in late 2013 this Flanders Red style evolved for over a year with wild yeasts and souring bacteria in Merlot wine barrels. This marriage of funky red beer and red wine creates a wonderful array of dark fruits, oak, vanilla and tartness. This is the base beer used in our Great American Beer Festival award winning “Cherry Deux Rouges”. Limit 4 bottles per person $20 each (750ml).
Delicieux – Historically the Belgian Pale Ale style was a “session” or “everyday” beer for the areas around Antwerp, Belgium. Our version of this Pale Ale is fermented with a classic Belgian yeast and two Brettanomyces strains from the Senne Valley in Belgium. Upfront subtle maltiness and spicy/peppery aromas from a generous Styrian Golding dry hop addition, lead to a hoppy dry delicate funky finish. Delicious! This ever-changing beer will age well. No limit on bottles (12oz) at $4 per bottle.
Funky Blue Persuasion – This is a 100% wine barrel fermented golden sour ale that aged with souring bacterias and wild yeasts. Then we added over 2 pounds of Blueberries per gallon along with a fresh dose of funky Brettanomyces for a secondary fermentation. Right now this deep dark blue colored ale is bursting with a pleasing balance of blueberry, lemon citrusy sourness and funky Brett character. Make sure you don’t drink this one too cold, the character will come alive as it warms. With age the fruit will fade and the beer will increase in sour/funkiness. This is a single barrel batch, so we have to put a limit of 1 bottle per person at $25 each (750ml).
All three bottles will be available in the tap room in Nashville, Tennessee starting at 4 pm on Thursday, April 2nd.
On May 3rd, 2015, the brewery will hold another Embrace the Funk Sour Festival.
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Dogfish Head’s Black & Blue returns to 750 mL bottles with an updated label.
Dogfish Head Black & Blue is a Belgian-style golden ale fermented with black raspberries and blueberries with an intense berry flavor and aroma.
The pureed berries are added as the beer leaves the brewhouse. In fermentation, the yeast — the same one we use in Red & White and Pangaea — feeds on sugars from the barley and the berries, giving Black & Blue a unique complexity.
Dogfish Black & Blue was first brewed in 2007.