Russian River Beatification 2015 Release Details
(Santa Rosa,CA) – Russian River Brewing just dropped details on the upcoming bi-annual release of Beatification. According to Russian River, this beer is very unique and inspired by breweries in the Lambic region of Belgium and, especially, our friends at Cantillon. It is 100% spontaneously fermented, meaning yeast is not added. Once the beer is brewed, it is transferred to a cool-ship or “horny” tank located in our barrel room at the pub. There it sits overnight and collects whatever funky wild yeast and bacteria may be living in the room. The next day it is transferred to oak wine barrels where it ferments wildly and ages for a few months. The end result is a wild, spontaneously fermented, sour, and tasty hand-crafted beer!
“Here is the scoop on the Beatification release on Sunday Sept. 20th:
Beatification is our 100% spontaneously fermented beer aged in used wine barrels. We affectionately call the base beer “Sonambic” as a friendly nod to our Lambic-style brewing mentors in Belgium. Bottle sales will begin at 8AM out the back rollup door of the pub on the parking lot side and continue until there is no one left in line or we run out. There is a 6 bottle limit per person, no growlers. Bottles of whatever else is currently available will also be for sale out the back door- no merchandise, growlers, food, or draft beer. Pub will open for business as usual at 11AM entering through the front door on 4th Street. Bottles of Beatification will NOT be for sale in the pub that day, only out the back door. But it will be available to drink inside! In an effort to help speed up the line, we will have additional handheld devices with which to process orders faster. We ask anyone who shows up early to send the line East toward the back entrance of the pub. Please help us extend common courtesy to our neighboring businesses and other downtown visitors by NOT smoking or blocking business entrances. No drinking in line- it’s illegal. We made about 500 cases of this batch, so there is a very strong possibility that it may be available for more than one day. I will absolutely keep you posted via Facebook! Our pub will be the only place in the world that Beatification bottles are available. If bottles are leftover the following week, sales will be as usual through the pub. Check out our website for what’s currently available on tap and in the bottle! Finally, in the spirit of our usual weather karma on release days, perhaps we will get a nice big dose of much-needed rain!”