Dark Sour Ale with Montepulciano Grapes
Baffled by our own existence. Sometimes that is where we land. Our annual exposition into the belly of fine wine and wild beer has met its final composition. This hybrid sour ale and wine was blended from a mix of 1 and 2 year old dark sour ales aged in red wine barrels. The beer is then blended with the naturally-fermented wine of our 2020 harvest Montepulciano grapes. These grapes were picked, destemmed and foot treaded in California with our good friend, Evan Lewandowski of Ruth Lewandowski Wines, and then fermented upon their own skins with their natural yeast back at our winery here in Asheville. An extremely unique hybrid drinking experience that combines the natural fermentations of this Montepulciano and our sour program, blended together, as a truly remarkable hybrid beverage rife with raspberry and cherry jam, toasted fig newtons, well-aged tobacco and a sense of undescribable terroir we are yet to roam.