november, 2020

2020fri27nov2:00 pmfri8:00 pmFeaturedElliptical Orbit 2020 Bottle Release2:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sapwood Cellars Brewery

Event Details

Our next bottle release will be Elliptical Orbit 2020 on Friday November 27th! It’s our second Black Friday releasing a dark sour aged in Maryland Chambourcin wine barrels. This version was further aged on 60 pounds of dried Black Mission Figs. In addition to bottles to-go, we’ll have a keg on tap, Sun Path 2019 (the base beer without figs or barrel aging), vintage bottles of Elliptical Orbit 2019 for in house, along with indoor and outdoor seating!
Online Pre-sales start at 6 PM on 11/26 through our website.
Elliptical Orbit 2020 – 7.8% ABV – 500 mL/$16

Dark Sour Ale Aged in Red Wine Barrels with Figs Added

In 2008 Mike and his friend Alex Howe began a tradition of homebrewing Dark Funky Saisons each fall. The recipe and results evolving and revolving over a decade. Elliptical Orbit 2020 is our scaled-up spin on the second iteration, with bready dark malts, rye, and Black Mission figs. We aged it in Maryland Chambourcin red wine barrels for 10 months.

The result is layered with earthy rye, bright acidity, rich dark fruit, and leathery Brett. The second entry in a renewed tradition.

Brewed: 9/18/19 – Bottled: 7/28/20
Alc/Vol: 7.8% – Final pH: 3.35
Bottle Count: 924 – Cellar: 5 years



November 27, 2020


(Friday) 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sapwood Cellars Brewery

8980 MD-108 Ste MNO Columbia, MD 21045

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