Single foeder golden sour ale aged in apple flavoured whiskey barrels from Leopold Bros. Distillery. It’s part of New Belgium’s Wood Cellar Reserve series, a collection of rare, small-batch wild and sour ales expertly aged by the most award-winning sour brewery in America. From individual barrel expressions, fruit and spice experimentation and fermentation explorations, the Wood Cellar Reserve represents their most ambitious efforts in the brewery’s two biggest passions – wood and beer. The beer inside contains the longest, continuous souring culture in America and will develop in the bottle for up to five years. Each batch is bottled-conditioned and 100% naturally carbonated, allowing for the perfect texture and carbonation that their blenders intended for this beer.
1988. Belgium. Boy on bike. (Ok, make that a young man of 32.) As this aspiring young homebrewer rides his mountain bike through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes and a handful of ingredients ready to embark on a whole new journey.
DID YOU KNOW?
New Belgium Brewing is the fourth-largest brewer of craft beer in the nation and the eighth-largest brewery in the United States.