Almanac Beer Introduces Saison de Brettaville & Simcoe Sour
(San Francisco,CA) – Northern California Sour beer masters Almanac Beer Company announce two new editions to their puckering lineup: Saison de Brettaville as well as Simcoe Sour. Read on for details about both beers.
Saison de Brettaville
It’s easy to think of brettanomyces as a bad guy. This wild yeast is infamous for devastating batches of beer and wine. With our new Saison de Brettaville, we aim to show that brett’s not all bad. We’ve highlighted the best characteristics of this much maligned yeast and the astounding range of tropical fruit flavors and pleasant, earthy funk it contributes to sour beers and saisons.
We began with our classic Saison Dolores and added twelve different strains of brettanomyces, capturing a snapshot of each strain’s best flavors and aromas, then aged this new brew in white wine barrels. Finally it was finished off with a delicate dry hopping of Hallertau Blanc, Mandarina, and Mosaic.
The result is a farmhouse ale that is more funky than sour, with nuance that only brett can create. Serve with soft, creamy cheeses or as a tangy counterpoint to rich charcuterie.
Simcoe is a hop that almost needs no introduction. This US-born hop is big on musty, piney flavors and has long been a favorite of brewers on both coasts and everywhere in between, making it an easy choice for our latest dry-hopped sour: Simcoe Sour.
Signature Simcoe flavors and aromas blend seamlessly with the fruity, earthy character of our wine barrel aged sour blonde base beer, creating an intricate sour ale layered with dank, lime-like aromatics and refreshing tartness.