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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2022, 02:49:06 PM »
Casa Agria does some.  Still haven't made it there

http://www.grainsandyeast.com/blog/meet-casa-agria-specialty-ales-sour-to-the-roots3/2015

Having trouble finding anything specific, their website just says "fruited sours" and doesn't list their beers. :mellow:

They are great!  I went by there a few years ago and really enjoyed their beers.  Not sure where to find a list of their stuff though.  They have started distribution in my area but it has primarily been their IPAs which I didn't even know they brewed.
We have seen a few of their beers here too in limited drops. Looking through Untappd I couldn't find anything spontaneous, mostly wild or mixed-fermentation.

Finally made it by here yesterday.  They had 24 beers or so on tap.  7 of which were ipas, 6 of which were hazy.  1 of which was listed as a West Coast style hazy ipa.  I opted to not get into it with them and ruin my day.

Countless Saisons on tap but only one was not sour. When I went to fill a growler of the saison and ipa, they told me they would only fill the growler half way.

Sigh….good luck casa agria.  Poseidon is two mins away and Institution is 10 mins from them, I have no reason to ever go back. 

Should we take a cab home, Jesus?
Shit man, we can hoof it from here.
I know you can walk on water...
But can you walk on this much beer?

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #101 on: April 24, 2022, 03:23:02 PM »
Casa Agria does some.  Still haven't made it there

http://www.grainsandyeast.com/blog/meet-casa-agria-specialty-ales-sour-to-the-roots3/2015

Having trouble finding anything specific, their website just says "fruited sours" and doesn't list their beers. :mellow:

They are great!  I went by there a few years ago and really enjoyed their beers.  Not sure where to find a list of their stuff though.  They have started distribution in my area but it has primarily been their IPAs which I didn't even know they brewed.
We have seen a few of their beers here too in limited drops. Looking through Untappd I couldn't find anything spontaneous, mostly wild or mixed-fermentation.
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Finally made it by here yesterday.  They had 24 beers or so on tap.  7 of which were ipas, 6 of which were hazy.  1 of which was listed as a West Coast style hazy ipa.  I opted to not get into it with them and ruin my day.

Countless Saisons on tap but only one was not sour. When I went to fill a growler of the saison and ipa, they told me they would only fill the growler half way.

Sigh….good luck casa agria.  Poseidon is two mins away and Institution is 10 mins from them, I have no reason to ever go back.

Whaaaat :blink: that’s ridiculous. :thumbdown:

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #102 on: April 26, 2022, 03:38:06 PM »
What is the reasoning? Do they just not fill growlers typically? Did you have a 64 and they only do 32?

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2022, 10:07:50 AM »
Kemker Kultuur (DE) Alverskirchen, Germany (10km from Münster)

Mostly wild farmhouse brewery, but they've done spontaneous beer & ciders.

https://www.brauerei-kemker.de/

https://untappd.com/KemkerBrauerei/beer

Edit: Let's make it a twofer...

À tue-tête! (CH) Aigle, Switzerland

They sound more like a blendery in this article:
https://www.bierversuche.ch/blog/en/2020/08/portrait-a-tue-tete/

They buy unfermented wort and age in their barrels.

https://untappd.com/atuetete

Ton of stuff on Etre.
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2022, 10:17:57 PM »
Métaphore, Prague, CZ

Very small production, membership only it sounds like.

https://m.facebook.com/metaphorebeer/
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #106 on: June 17, 2022, 03:39:07 PM »
Francois Blanchard (FR)

http://www.francois-blanchard.com

Winemaker who's a lambic fan, that has been making a spon beer for a decade or so, called Boisson Sauvage.

 I found a wine shop in SF that stocks it, but they don't ship to IL. <_<

"We can now ship orders to the following states: Alaska*, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida*, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon*, Virginia, West Virginia* & Wyoming."
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #107 on: June 20, 2022, 04:28:55 AM »
Sundial Brewing & Blending - Barrington, IL

A couple of bottled spons released this year, one with red wine grapes and another with peaches. Talked to the brewer who works PT at Roaring Table, he said they only brew in colder months, which I assume they’re using a coolship of some kind. I guess they are brewing and aging barrels at Flesk, who I didn’t know was still around.

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #108 on: June 21, 2022, 09:57:21 AM »
Sundial Brewing & Blending - Barrington, IL

A couple of bottled spons released this year, one with red wine grapes and another with peaches. Talked to the brewer who works PT at Roaring Table, he said they only brew in colder months, which I assume they’re using a coolship of some kind. I guess they are brewing and aging barrels at Flesk, who I didn’t know was still around.

Tried this one yesterday, it was really good, just slightly undercarbed.

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #109 on: July 05, 2022, 11:38:42 AM »
Wunderkammer Biermanufaktur (Vermont)

They have a coolship, but haven't released a 100% spon beer yet, afaik. It's a former brewer from Hill Farmstead though, so I have high hopes. Lots of foraged ingredients like Scratch, wood-fired kettles, barrel aging, etc.

https://www.wunderkammerbier.com/

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/wunderkammer-biermanufaktur-rises-again-in-albany/Content?oid=32239987

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #110 on: July 20, 2022, 01:20:38 PM »
Oh, had a few from Orpheus while down there too.  They had a nice aged hops saison barrel fermented with native cultures (Lyrical: Aged Hops) & a spontaneous beer blended with 25% saison (Zephyr Punch collab/Brick Store Pub). 

Pretty much everything from Orpheus was excellent.

Glad they showed up locally, excited to try the spon with Serbian Oblacinska cherries...

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2022, 10:03:49 PM »
Hacienda Brewing

ASTONISHING FORESIGHT: Style: American Wild Ale. We released blend #1 last summer, and at that time, it represented our first-ever 100% spontaneous beer from our koelschip program. This year’s blend is even more special as it comprises barrels that have been aging for 1, 2, and 3 years! After conditioning in the bottle/ keg, this beer is nearly 4 years in the making.

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #112 on: September 14, 2022, 12:02:59 PM »
Black Project in Denver closed this week.

From James Howat on Black Project's Instagram:

"Black Project is Closing -

It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that I've decided to close and bring Black Project to an end as gracefully as possible. A lot of different things have come together over the last year that have made this project no longer viable...

A combination of business decisions that were made prior to and not expecting a pandemic, followed by decreased foot traffic, rising rent and raw material prices, and a changing beer market, among other things - have made it so that it isn't possible for me to go on making the kinds of beers I want to make.

It wasn't an easy decision but I'm happy with what Black Project has achieved and now I feel like it is time that I have to move on to other things.

Our taproom will be closed effective immediately.

This account will no longer be monitored after this post, so I just want to go out by saying thank you to all of our fans, Agents, supporters, employees, friends, and mentors.

You all have made Black Project what it was and provided the motivation to make beer in probably the most difficult way possible for the last 8 years. So, again, thank you all so much for your love and support. We'll miss seeing your faces at the taproom and at beer festivals around the world. Thank you for everything and long live spontaneous fermentation. ❤️

- James"

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2022, 04:26:37 PM »
Allagash is doing a spon beer with Pinot Noir must. Stole the idea from Dovetail, or Cantillon, or somebody. ;) :P

https://www.allagash.com/beer/terration-vinha/

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #114 on: October 07, 2022, 11:34:19 AM »
Oxbow does a blended spon farmhouse ale called Native/Wild.

Zymurgy Brewing in Menomonie makes a wild ale they're calling "Gueuze-Lambic". It's a couple saisons blended with hefeweizen, just like the monks in Belgium make it. :lol: :shrug:

https://www.zymurgybrew.com/copy-of-events

Their social media is even better. "HOORAY FOR REAL BLENDED BELGIAN SOUR" :lol:

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2022, 09:47:28 AM »
Kemker Kultuur (DE) Alverskirchen, Germany (10km from Münster)

Mostly wild farmhouse brewery, but they've done spontaneous beer & ciders.

https://www.brauerei-kemker.de/

https://untappd.com/KemkerBrauerei/beer


Finally drank their Dornfelder wild ale, it was awesome. Very similar to a natural wine, very fruit forward with a lot of depth, light funk, lightly spritzy.

Added:

Fox Farm Brewery, Salem, CT

https://www.foxfarmbeer.com

Anyone had their stuff? :popcorn:
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #116 on: October 21, 2022, 11:32:17 AM »


Hudson Valley Brewery, Beacon, NY

Dunno why, just thought it was funny. :ale: