Wicked Weed Bramble Barrel has joined the Asheville, North Carolina brewery’s Canvas Series. Inspired by the the Gin Bramble cocktail.
The base beer for Wicked Weed Bramble Barrel is an American sour ale, brewed with local blackberries, and aged in Cardinal gin barrels. Those barrels give the beer a touch of spearmint. The finishing touch is lemon zest, to properly mimic the cocktail.
The bramble cocktail hails from 1880’s London, England. Dry gin and lemon juice are the stars of the cocktail, along with red fruits like blackberries and cranberries. (No cranberries in this beer.)
Wicked Weed Bramble Barrel is available in the usual 500 milliliter bottles. Distribution started this week.