In celebration of Straight to Ale's sixth anniversary, our brewers went above and beyond to create this dark sour aged on tart cherries. Roasty, tart, and sweet making it a complex brew to be enjoyed with friends. (Description provided by company)
American Wild Ale
The American Wild Ale is a category for all beers brewed with a strain of wild yeast during either the primary or secondary phase of fermentation.
Because of this, the American Wild Ales can vary from a very pale yellow to dark brown or black, and the flavor can range from malty to hoppy. These wild yeast and bacteria can leave an interesting flavor - funky and pleasing to some, undesirable or strange to others.
Because of the wide variation in specific beers, serving temperature can vary, but a good guideline would be cool (between 46-54 degrees) and in a pinto glass or beer mug.
On sour cherries and French oak. Black in appearance with mild sour. (Description provided by company)
The perfect balance of three distinct divergences. Allowed to initially flower with Belgian ale yeast, The Pit & The Pendulum was then incarcerated with Brett and freshly pureed peaches to intensify the trifecta of its persona.
Cast aside inhibitions and dive into the year’s Birthday Suit, a Sour Abbey Ale brewed with plums and authentic Belgian abbey yeast strain that flaunts complexity and charm.
We were honored when our pal Brian 'Stillwater' Strumke asked us if we wanted to 'remix' one of his beers. So honored we took this all the way. After poking around in his collection of brews, we decided on Folklore. However, our remix of Folklore is loose as a goose..just like we want it.
This edition of our Five Roses series is a dark, roasty, almost savory treat. The core elements of a brettanomyces beer are readily apparent in the floral, funky, farmyardy nose and palate.
A solid dose of light pilsner malt along with a variety of similarly undermodified German-style malts gave us a crisp, clean base to work with. Then we got it All Funked Up.
After the fateful serpent bite which killed his wife, Eurydice, Orpheus spent years wandering the earth in mourning. His sad songs eventually moved a stone and opened the entrance to the underworld, where he journeyed down to Hades in search of her.
Blonde Ale aged in used Chardonnay barrels from local Sonoma County wineries. It is aged for about 9 to 15 months (depending on the age of the barrel) with lots of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel.
Brown Ale aged in used Pinot Noir barrels from local Sonoma County wineries. It is aged for about 12 months with sour cherries, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel.