30 Nov December 9: “All in the Family” Bottle Release
Saturday, December 9, 10am
We will be releasing out first barrel aged sour beer on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10:00 a.m. The beer, named “All in the Family,” is a Blonde American Wild Ale aged in wine barrels.
Building a sour program has been one of our goals since we opened a year ago. Luke has been home brewing sours for years, and they are his passion. We’re excited to bring the fruits of our labor to the masses.
However, the beer would not have been possible without a little help from family members, as its name implies. A relative of ours owns the award-winning Vineyard 511 in the Diamond Mountain District of Napa Valley. In November 2016, a month after we opened, he offered us six high-quality wine barrels made from 100% French Oak and used only twice. Thanks to another member of our extended family – this time a relative of our builder – the barrels were transported across the country and arrived safely in Cincinnati. We wasted no time in filling the pristine barrels with our carefully selected cultures.
“All in the Family” Blonde American Wild Ale is a combination of sour blondes fermented with different wild yeasts and souring bacteria resulting in light funk, bright citrus, mellow oak and lemon zest. The beer checks in at 6.7% ABV and will age for years when cellared properly.
“All in the Family” is just the first beer in a series we’re calling the Streetside Cellar Series. A Saison is currently in the conditioning tank, waiting to be bottled, while a barrel aged Berliner Weisse, “Brett in Berlin,” has already seen a keg release.
A limited amount of “All in the Family” 750ml bottles will be available for purchase starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. The cost is $16 per bottle and includes a Streetside-branded wine pull.