07 June 2016
From Dry Dock:
AURORA, CO — Dry Dock Brewing Company is excited to announce a brand new beer series that features our favorite offerings from South Dock's barrel program, which currently includes more than 80 barrels. These barrels, mostly wine and some whiskey, are dedicated to sour, Brett, and mixed culture fermentations utilizing a multitude of organisms and inoculation methods. Many have added fruit, flowers, and whatever else inspires us.
The first release of this sour and funky beer series is Brett Stock Ale. This Brett beer was inspired by 19th century British Old/Stock Ales which utilized a secondary fermentation of Brettanomyces. This take on an almost extinct classic was aged in heavily rinsed whiskey barrels for seven months with Brett C. before bottle conditioning. Complex fruity and earthy aromas suggest hints of funk and give way to rich malty flavors of stone fruit, white chocolate, plums, raisins, and dark cherries. Brett Stock Ale has notes of bananas foster, vanilla, and wild berries, as well as port and sherry, all with a pleasing rustic undertone and almost no acidity. The flavors in this beer will continue to develop over time, making it a great bottle to add to the cellar. Brett Stock Ale weighs in at 7.8 percent ABV and 35 IBU.
Brett Stock Ale will tap at South Dock on Tuesday, June 7 at 5pm. Only 500 375mL bottles of this beer will be available for purchase. All of the Funk n' Sour series bottles will only be available for purchase at South Dock and North Dock. Please note that North Dock's tap room is open Thursdays from 2 to 8pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 8pm.
To learn more about this beer and the Funk n’ Sour Series, visit drydockbrewing.com/funksour.