Fonta Flora Float The Stars 2018 Sour Red Ale


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SKU 007208 Categories , Style Region Producer


Format750ml Bottle

Flanders-Inspired Sour Red Ale. The inception of this funky babe began in February of 2017. With a menagerie of local grain and aged hops, we constructed a unique, yet traditional, Flanders-inspired beer. Sent into our dainty 8Bbl foeder for primary fermentation atop second use cherries, FTS fermented with out mixed house cultures and chilled out here for quite a while. As time and empty barrels dictated it’s path, FTS was transferred into third use bourbon barrels with Defiant Whisky soaked oak spirals injected into the barrels. Here it slumbered further. Meanwhile, we brewed up a clean brown ale that was ultimately meant for blending into the already aging beer to help cut the acidity and provide a nice caramel body. We then blended the fresh brown ale and the barrel aging beer into a fruit receiving tank with loads of local figs, which we roasted ourselves. After fermentation on the figs, this blend went back into wine barrels for further maturation. After months of additional aging, FTS was removed from barrels and sent into the bottling tank and ultimately conditioned naturally in the bottle and keg. As this beer is released, it represents two years from the inception of the brew. Wildly complex and unique, Float the Stars is a creation we are incredibly proud of and not at all certain we could ever emulate again. 7.2% ABV.

– Fonta Flora