Posted February 19, 2020
A collaboration with Les Bourgeois Vineyards (Rocheport, MO) and Master Sommelier Doug Frost, Vintage Stock is a blend of two dark, moderately sour, mixed-culture saisons aged for many months in oak foeders, puncheons and red wine barrels. Re-fermented on 30,000 pounds of both whole Norton grapes and pressed Norton grape juice, this love letter to wild fermentation blurs the line between beer and wine, and is our most ambitious fruited mixed-culture beer to date.
Pouring a deep purple hue, Vintage Stock provides sensory overload with bold earthy aromas of berries, grapes and a sweet malty undertone. As the complex flavors wash over your palate, look for hints of bright plums, tobacco, dark chocolate and a refreshingly acidic and slightly tannic finish. Vintage Stock was brewed for beer lovers, wine lovers and everyone in between. Look for it to start hitting shelves in the Greater Kansas City area on Monday, March 2nd, with other regions to follow.
Aroma: Herbaceous, juicy red berry fruits, Brettanomyces
Hops: Aged Saaz
Yeast: Brettanomyces, lactobacillus, wild yeast
Body: Light to Medium
Pairing ideas: A wide variety of cheese including tangy goat cheese, cheddar and washed rind cheeses. Grilled steak with an herby red wine reduction and caramelized onions, grilled rack of lamb with a cherry gastrique, rich chocolate desserts.