More Barrel Aged Ale From Avery Brewing
Pediococcus, lactobacillis and acetobacter are organisms most commonly associated with things like vinegar and yogurt, and occasionally may be used in reference to infected, poorly made beer. While we at Avery Brewing Company have spent the greater part of two decades making sure that these bugs stayed away from our brews, recent years have seen our brewers redefining their attitude towards them and fostering a new awareness of what these bacteria have to offer beer flavor.
Avery fans residing in the Front Range were welcome observers of (and partakers in!) our Tap Room expansion last Fall, but most didn’t realize the full extent of what it meant: behind the new public space, the expansion made a home for hundreds of new oak barrels, enabling us to greatly expand our oak-aging operations. Put another way; we made a new space, acquired all manner of oak barrels, and laid out a welcome mat for bacteria to invade our concoctions!
The brews we put into the barrels over the past year are now nearing completion, and Avery drinkers can expect a slew of new, small-batch, “one and done” releases to hit shelves in coming months.
Here’s the short list:
Blended, Barrel-Aged Sour Ale – Set to release the week of the Great American Beer fest (9/24-9/26) at the Avery Tap Room in Boulder. This beer was crafted in the tradition of perennial Tap Room favorites De Vogelbekdieren and Voltron.
Gosling’s Rum Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Imperial Stout – The title is a bit of a mouthful but the beer is even more so! Look for this one in late 2009.
Cerasus – The second installment in our Barrel-Aged Series is a sour-cherry infused masterpiece. Look for it in late 2009.
Other Avery Beers to get excited about – Upcoming Seasonal and Limited Releases
Wheelsucker Wheat Ale – A collaboration brew between Avery and Ska Brewing Company to celebrate the Tour de Colorado. Release party is Friday, July 24th at Ska Brewing in Durango. Look for it in bottles across Colorado thereafter.
The Beast Grand Cru – August 1st
The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest – August 1st