Our next bottle release will be Amethyst Throne on August 1st!. It's a 9.3% ABV sour red aged in Ruby Port barrels and then refermented
Our next bottle release will be Amethyst Throne on August 1st!. It’s a 9.3% ABV sour red aged in Ruby Port barrels and then refermented on 300 lbs of blackberries!
We’ll also release our first cider, Golden Empire of York. Pressed from Virginia-grown Golden Delicious, Empire, and York apples and fermented with our house saison culture!
Both will be on tap in the tasting room and and available in bottles for pre-order through our website starting 7/31!
Sour Red Ale aged in Port Barrels with Blackberries Added
We added 300 lbs of blackberries to this strong, sour red ale. As far as berries go, blackberries have a less-distinct more-complex flavor. They imbued a deep winey aroma, complimenting the vinous character created during the beer’s time in oversized port-barrels. The acidity is moderate, providing balance to the malt without disrupting drinkability. The fruit intensifies the red color of the base beer into a vivid ruby. The result is a libation suitable for a monarch to sip from a crystal goblet after a hard day of ruling.
Mike & Scott
Brewed: 2/28/19 – Bottled: 5/27/20
Alc/Vol: 9.3% – Final pH: 3.31
Bottle Count: 936 – Cellar: 3 years
August 1, 2020
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm