Sour Series

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Norwegian Wood: Straight Unblended Lambic

6.8% ABV  |  Batch #118  |  Brewed 02/10/16

Recommended Cellar Temp:  50F

Recommended Maximum Cellar Time:  8 years Recommended Glassware:  Tulip Glass, Flute

Our first Sour Series release, Norwegian Wood, is a straight unblended Lambic  over 2 years in the making!  Born as a Belgian Blonde Ale, this beer was inoculated with a mixed culture of wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria and sent into virgin American White Oak casks for a 15 month slumber. During this long maturation period the bacteria and wild flora slowly consumed the sugars that our brewer's yeast left behind, creating complex flavors and acidity only achieved by this traditional process.  An additional year in the bottle with fresh yeast and sugar allowed this beer to further condition and pick up a pleasantly light carbonation.  The result is a tart and refreshing golden ale that is lightly sparkling with a clean acidic finish.

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Up on Cripple Kriek: Straight Unblended Lambic

9.1% ABV  |  Batch #165  |  Brewed 10/21/16

Recommended Cellar Temp:  50F

Recommended Maximum Cellar Time:  8 years Recommended Glassware:  Tulip Glass, Flute

Born in 2016, this beer was sent into an oak barrel and inoculated with a blend of Lactobaccilus and Brettanomyces cultures.  These cultures slowly metabolized the residual sugar left over from the beer and created lactic acid and a myriad of flavors ranging from tart, fruity, and a little barnyard funk.  The addition of 100% montmorency cherry concentrate from King Orchards in Michigan gives a fresh aroma and flavor that compliments the acidity nicely.  The base beer was a Belgian Dubbel.

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