Wicked Weed Hiver Sommeil is by our estimates, the second release in the “Hiver” line of beers. “Hiver” translates to winter in French.
The December release was a spicy, bourbon barrel-aged dark sour, Hiver Joie. The second release – Wicked Weed Hiver Sommeil (Winter Sleep) is a Belgian-style tripel, brewed with candi sugar and honey. The twist however, is the use of the wild yeast Brettanomyces in the fermentation process.
Hiver Sommeil is reflective of all that we owe to the old world beer styles. This barrel-aged Belgian-style Tripel is brewed with honey and Belgian Candy Sugar and finished with our house Brettanomyces culture. River Sommeil is an offering of gratitude to the rest winter brings. Sleep sweet.
Wicked Weed Hiver Sommeil is a 500 mililiter bottle offering. This release has not yet been announced by the brewery.
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Almanac Emperor Norton is now available. Part of the brewery’s Fresh Beer Limited series.
A tribute to 19th century San Francisco resident by the same name, Almanac Emperor Norton is a Belgian-style tripel, brewed with fresh apricots. The eccentric Norton was known for issuing his own currency, calling for the overthrow of the United States government, and his desire for a bridge from San Francisco to Oakland, California. He’s best known for proclaiming himself the Emperor of the United States.
Almanac Emperor Norton can be found in 22oz bottles for a limited time.
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Limited release
Launch: June, 2015
Lonerider Tres Vaqueros is coming to cans in the near future. For this offering, the Raleigh, North Carolina brewery created a Belgian-style tripel and aged it in oak barrels.
Tres Vaqueros represents our Belgian-style Tripel Ale. Made with German and Belgian malts, this low hopped ale is aged in oak barrels to give it even more complexity.
Lonerider Tres Vaqueros (three cowboys) will be available in 16oz cans. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Burial The Crucifix releases today in Asheville, North Carolina. The belgian-style tripel was aged in a blend of red wine barrels.
Burial The Crucifix joins Skillet Donut Stout 16 ounce cans as a dual release. Available in 750ml bottles, $17 each.
Image via Burial Beer Co.
if you know anything about these three breweries, then the result of the collaboration will make perfect sense. Not one style was going to to properly envelop these brewery’s styles, so they brewed two beers. Stone Points Unknown IPA is a double IPA, blended with a barrel aged Belgian-style tripel.
In creating our latest collaboration beer, It wasn’t easy deciding how best to pool the resources of brewers from three spatially distant points within the brewing universe: Portland, Oregon brewing legend and Ecliptic Brewing founder John Danis, and Luke and Walt Dickinson, the hop-and-funk brewmaster duo behind Asheville, North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing. It seemed no single beer could adequately convey all that they and Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele bring to the brewhouse. So, this veritable triad of power opted to brew TWO beers: a traditional Belgian-style tripel and a West Coast imperial IPA. Doing so allowed them to work within the parameters of all styles while taking things in interesting directions, adding a touch of Southern Califomia style and petting into the spirit! The tripelwas transferred into barrels that originally housed red wine before finding a second life as vessels for aging tequila. Four months later,that beer was excavated, then blended at a one-fifth to four-fifths ratio with the freshly brewed double IPA to create the beer you now hold: a hind of the traditional and the new, presenting a variety of diverse flavors that coalesce into something more unique than any one beer our trio could have conceived. Its eventual flavors were a mystery to even the group of master brewers who created it, but now they await the palates of those thirsting to venture to points unknown within the rapidly expanding craft beer galaxy. In other words: You.
Stone Points Unknown IPA is now available in 22oz bottles and draft.
Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico.
Internationally: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom
Release: Mid-May, 2015
Tallgrass Wooden Rooster will be released by the Manhattan, Kansas brewery in 19.2 oz cans this summer.
Tallgrass Wooden Rooster is a Belgian-style tripel, aged in rye whiskey barrels.
The brewery has recently quadrupled their capacity to a full 60,000 barrels. Improvements in their packaging lines, along with expanded production, are setting the stage for new offerings throughout 2015.
Exact launch date for Tallgrass Wooden Rooster will be announced in the coming weeks.