Casey Brewing and Blending Fruited Sour Releases Slated for GABF ’18 Week
(GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO) – Casey Brewing & Blending has announced plans to release a variety of fruited sours from its barrel program throughout the Fall and Winter seasons.
Variations of Funky Blender, East Bank, and Fruit Stand featuring Colorado summer fruits will begin to release from the brewery’s tasting room on the first and third weekends of the month beginning in September (with the exception of GABF week).
“Colorado has such a vibrant agriculture scene, and because we are in a high desert area
our growing season is shorter than other parts of the world,” explains founder and Head
Brewer, Troy Casey. “As brewers we love using local ingredients and because sour beers
can age for years, crafting heavily fruited sour beers is a great way for us to capture what summer yields during a short grow window. We see it as a form of preservation that
allows everyone to enjoy summer flavors any time of the year.”
During the week of the Great American Beer Festival the brewery’s tasting room will
release Funky Blender Preserves Raspberry and Apricot Fruit Stand in 750ml bottles
starting Wednesday, September 19th. Both beers will be available on draft with bottle
limits TBD while supplies last until Saturday, September 22nd.
Funky Blender Preserves Raspberry, the newest addition to the Funky Blender series, was fermented in oak for five months and aged for one month in stainless tanks on purple raspberries sourced from eastern Utah at a rate of over four pounds
Apricot Fruit Stand reemerges, after a three-year hiatus, with whole, organic Colorado
Perfection apricots at a rate of over two pounds per gallon. The base saison, brewed with
100% Colorado ingredients, was aged for five months in vintage red wine barrels then
aged one month in stainless tanks on Perfection apricots.
“A majority of what we produce centers around Colorado fruits,” states Casey. “We go
crazy in the summer months processing thousands of pounds of whole local fruit. The
reward is that we can then wait for these sour beers to age and condition and sporadically enjoy the our summer harvest throughout the cold winter months.”
Cellar beers, for onsite consumption only, will debut throughout the GABF weekend in
addition to specialty glassware and limited merchandise items. The tasting room may be
visited by booking a tour at https://shop.caseybrewing.com/tours-tastings. Limited spaces are still available for GABF week.
ABOUT CASEY BREWING & BLENDING
Founded in 2013, Casey Brewing & Blending is committed to reviving and preserving
old-world brewing techniques for the modern day. Our beers are created with nearly
one-hundred percent local Colorado ingredients. We ferment and age our beers in
vintage oak barrels with a mixed culture of saccharomyces, brettanomyces and lactic
acid bacteria. Time is one of the most important elements to us, as the barrel aging
process creates flavors that are impossible to create any other way. Our beers are
unfiltered and one hundred percent bottle conditioned.
For more information visit www.caseybrewing.com and follow us @caseybrewing