Carolina Bauernhaus Muriel debuts on February 11th in the taproom in Anderson, South Carolina.
A golden ale brewed with rye malt serves as the base for this release. The beer was fermented in chardonnay barrels with the brewery’s house mixed yeast and bacteria culture.
After nine months in the barrels, 250 pounds of local muscadines are blended into the beer.
The resulting ale has a distinct muscadine nose underlined by an earthy rye spice.
Carolina Bauernhaus Muriel will be available in 750 milliliter bottles on February 11th, 2017.
Mother Earth Brewing (Kinston, NC) is re-releasing Raspberry from the Windowpanes Series. Each of the four beers in the series features North Carolina grown fruit, aged in various barrels. Raspberry is the fourth release in the series. Mother Earth took a wheat beer and aged in both chardonnay and pinot noir barrels with of course – raspberries.
Uncork a bottle of Raspberry Window Pane and savor the fresh flavors of North Carolina. Fourth in a series of four North Carolina inspired beers, Raspberry Window Pane is a double American Wheat beer fermented with vast quantities of this treasured North Carolina fruit, then aged in pinot noir and chardonnay barrels for three months. Anticipate a prevailing aroma of berry, blended with spice, vanilla and oak: and a dominate berry flavor joined by a slight oak character and sourness.
If you go:
Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston NC
Saturday February 8th, 2014 with tastings
Mother Earth Brewing’s (Kinston, NC) Windowpanes Series is back for another round of barrel aged, fruity fun. Blackberries kicked off round two of the releases, more widely released into Mother Earth’s markets. Peaches has just been pulled from the barrels, releasing on August 24th.
Recapping, Peaches is a wheat beer with North Carolina grown peaches, aged in chardonnay.
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked/Caged. Draft.
Arrival: August 24, 2013
Tampa, Florida’s rich cigar history is unlike anywhere else in the world. What you might not know, is Tampa’s guava history. That’s where the idea behind Cigar City Brewing’s Don Gavino’s Big Guava is born. Gavino came to Tampa looking for wild guava trees. The guava? Less than expected. Big Don didn’t give up. Long story short, this man and his magnificent ‘stash is the reason Ybor City exists. In his honor, Cigar City has taken their double guava ale and aged it in Chardonnay barrels.
Most Tampa residents are familiar with Vincente Martinez Thor, who along with fellow cigar factory owner Ignacio Haya turned Tampa from a sleepy fishing village into the ‘Cigar Capital of the World” which at its peak was home to 200 cigar factories producing over 700 million cigars a year. But few of Tampa’s even long-time residents are familiar with Gavino Gutierrez, the Spanish architect, surveyor and civil engineer who first came to Tampa looking for wild guava trees. The plan was to use the supply of supposedly abundant wild fruit in a new factory making marmalade and guava paste. However, the journey was not fruitful and the guava population was much smaller than expected. Gavino did not give up on Tampa however. Convinced Tampa’s natural harbor and access to Henry B. Plant’s new rail-line would make Tampa an excellent import/export hub, Gavino set about convincing his friends Thor and Haya to move their cigar factories to Tampa. They agreed and Don Gavino set about surveying 40 acres of swamp and scrub brush northeast of Tampa for “Mr. Ybor’s City”. Vincente then named Don Gavino his architect and construction foreman and he set about developing the Master Plan for what would become Ybor City, designing the system of streets and avenues and overseeing the construction of the factory and even the housing built for the factory workers. In honor of his life’s work we could think of no better name for our Double Guava Ale than Don Gavino’s Big Guava. Cheers, Gavino!
Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Guava, Wine Barrel Aged, Chardonnay)
Availability: 750 ml bottles
There has been a lot of activity in Avery Brewing’s Barrel Aged Series. This month Volunt Plus Erat was released, and in a few weeks Momi Hiwi. Number 16 in the series will be Ross’s’s Melange. This wild ale is brewed with grape must, aged in Chardonnay barrels, with a blend of champagne and brettanomyces yeasts. Apparently brewed for eternal optimist, Ross.
No. 16. And we quote: Ugghhh…. You think you’re having a bad day, try having a bad life! The ocean is so boring you might as well be looking at the sky. All three of my bikes are at the brewery and I haven’t had water in three days.The best think about being a pessimist is getting to prove an optimist wrong. Life will be easier when I’m dead.
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