Introducing Wooden Soul #2!

We're getting our weekend off to a very sour start! And in this case, that's a very good thing. The mysterious powers that be in the barrel room saw fit to send us a new beer. Introducing Wooden Soul #2!

Wooden Soul #2 is a Sour Blonde Ale aged in Sauvignon Blanc barrels, sourced from Northern California wine country. This complex beer is a blend, fermented with four strains of Brettanomyces yeast and two strains of Lactic Acid Bacteria.

Brewer Adam Theis walks us through the selection and blending process, explaining, “We went through 32 barrels total, and for each of them we said either, ‘That’s good, that’s ready,’ or, ‘Let’s leave that one another six months and see what happens to it.’ We ended up with 16 barrels that we thought were at their best right now."

Hazy and straw-colored, this beer has complex aromas of bright citrus, melon rind, and barn yard funk. Refreshingly tart, Wooden Soul #2 is light and effervescent, with notes of sparkling lemonade, granny smith apples, and dry white wine.

Wooden Soul #2 will be available for a limited time in the taproom! Come in soon for a taste of this second release from our barrel-aging program.

More about Wooden Soul

Sour. Funky. Wild. Barrel-aged. Wooden Soul encompasses a stunning array of unique styles of beer, produced by the dynamic relationships between natural microorganisms when left to their own devices. Wooden Soul beers are developed using various strains of Brettanomyces, bacteria, or both, and almost all of the beers will spend some time aging in wood. There will be a spectrum of flavor and aroma produced from our wild yeast and bacteria. Some may be incredibly sour, while others may be more funky, fruity, or earthy. There is a certain degree of wonder and mysticism in our barrel room. The whole world could be explained scientifically, but sometimes it’s more enjoyable just to marvel at the unknown.