Paw Paw’s Got a Brand New Bag

Posted June 22, 2018

Category: Beer News, Beers, General

Paw Paw’s Got a Brand New Bag

Following up on the delicious fun we’ve had brewing and sharing Requiem for a Pancake, One Love – Imperial Stout Aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels, Rye on Rye on Rye on Rye and Allegro Non Troppo, our previous Brewhouse One Series releases, we’re excited to announce that it’s almost time to share another new, special beer with you, our friends and neighbors!

Beginning life as a Belgian-style golden sour, Paw Paw’s Got A Brand New Bag was transferred onto fresh paw paws facilitated by The Giving Grove and allowed six months to age. Following this aging period on the fruit, this complex, barrel-aged sour ale spent an additional month fermenting out in a stainless steel tank. The resulting beer bursts with bright notes of mango, tropical custard, earthy brettanomyces and a pleasant citric acidity.

Paw Paw’s Got A Brand New Bag pours a hazy golden hue boasting rustic aromas of forest floor and leather with bright floral/citrus notes. With soft lactic acidity and a touch of bracing acetic character, this sour ale melds flavors of tropical fruit, banana and the namesake paw paw with drying oak and an airy body with near effervescent carbonation.

Base Beer
Wheat Wine:
50% aged for one year in neutral wine barrels
50% aged for two years in neutral wine barrels

Lactobacillus brevis
Boulevard’s house brettanomyces strain
Torulaspora delbrueckii – lab isolated wild yeast from a fruit tree in Denmark
Wild yeast present on the paw paws

Two pounds per gallon total of four varieties of local, Missouri paw paws

ABV – 9.2%
Bitterness – 7 IBUs
Color – 17 EBC
pH – 3.25

peach turnovers, mango crème brulee, Brie, soy glazed salmon, paw paw sorbet

750ml bottles of Paw Paw’s Got a Brand New Bag will be available during a ticketed bottle release party in the Boulevard Tours & Rec Center Tasting Room on Friday, July 20th at 6:30pm and then bottles will go on sale to the public in our gift shop at 10am on Sunday, July 22nd.

During each event, each guest will have the opportunity to purchase up to two 750ml bottles per transaction at the cost of $25 each.

- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer