Sanitas Brewing is getting in on the sour beer game. Earlier this week, the Boulder brewery introduced their Wild and Sour project, which incorporates wild yeast and bacteria, and long-term barrel aging. Sanitas has already assembled more than 20 oak barrels and will begin to slowly introduce these beers through monthly releases.
First up is Immure, an Imperial Brett Saison that spent 12 months in red wine barrels with a rare strain of Brettanomyces. The resulting beer has notes of fruit, funk, and mild sour. Head over to the brewery to sample this one before it’s gone for good.
Read on for additional details on the new project.
BOULDER, COLORADO – Boulder’s sour beer fans rejoice. Sanitas Brewing Company has announced the introduction of their Wild and Sour project, a collection of beers featuring extensive oak barrel aging with wild yeast and bacteria. The last Monday of each month, the east-Boulder brewery will release an incredibly exclusive beer from the project. Guests can purchase the unique offerings by the glass in Sanitas’ Tap Room for a limited time.
“We’ve had the Wild and Sour Project up our sleeve for a while now,” explained Sanitas’ Chief of Brewing Operations Chris Coyne, “a lot of people have tried our canned offerings. I’m excited to introduce them to what we’ve been working on behind closed doors for over 18 months now.”
Sanitas Brewing Co., who will celebrate their second anniversary this September, has been building an extensive library of over 20 oak barrels used for aging and wild fermentation. A few “sneak peek” beers have been released from the program over the past few months. Future releases include sour fruit beers, wild farmhouse ales, and other offerings featuring exotic ingredients and aging processes.
Immure, the beer set to kick off the monthly release program, is an Imperial Brett Saison. This big farmhouse ale was aged 12 months in California red wine barrels with a rare strain of brettanomyces, a wild yeast lending mildy sour, funky, and fruity notes to the beer. Immure will be released to the public in Sanitas’ Tap Room Monday, January 26th when they open at 3pm. Customers are encouraged to visit Sanitas Brewing Company sooner rather than later as the highly limited beer is sure to sell out fast.
About Sanitas Brewing Co.
Founded in 2013, Boulder’s Sanitas Brewing Company is regarded for their signature blend of tradition and innovation as well as their use of only the finest ingredients. With a passion for exploration, Sanitas epitomizes the wild spirit of Colorado with a variety of premium beers.
By: Mark Robinson