Bottleworks to Celebrate 12th Anniversary With Special Release From The Bruery This Sunday

February 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Beer Releases, California Beer

Bottleworks is set to release Bottleworks XII, which was brewed by California’s The Bruery for the Wallingford bottleshop’s annual celebration.

From Bottleworks’ website:

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Come one, come all to the sensational beer celebration. Our 12th anniversary beer release will be happening this Sunday (the 27th). We will have our newest anniversary beer, made for us by the kind folks The Bruery, for sale on draft and in bottles to go all day long.

The label on the beer reads that this is an “Imperial sour wit ale brewed with spices and aged in red wine barrels with raspberries.” The beer will be available in 750ml bottles and on draft. While I’m not sure how much the price will be, last year’s Bottleworks XI from Big Sky Brewing was around $17 for a 750ml, I believe.

More comments from Andre, friend of the bottleshop and admin at

— Base beer: Imperial Witbier, 8% ABV, sour mashed 1-2 days, and fermented with a blend of Berliner Weisse culture and Belgian Witbier yeast. Beer is barrel fermented in large red wine barrels (132 gal. barrels). Raspberries are added to the beer towards the end of fermentation directly to the barrel, and aged on the raspberries for a minimum of 1 month. The Berliner culture contains souring bacteria and the raspberries will add acidity to the beer.


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