Next month, The Collective Brewing Project will be releasing Bramble Folk, a 6.5 percent ABV sour golden ale brewed with pilsner malt, spelt, oats and wheat before being aged in a foeder for two months. The ale was then transferred to condition on the same blackberries in oak barrels that were used to produce the brewery’s Blackberry Petite Golden Sour (4.5 percent ABV), where it aged for an additional seven months. The beer uses the Fort Worth, Texas-based brewery’s Wood Folk (7.4 percent ABV) as its base, a beer that was first released in July 2016.
Bramble Folk is the fifth release in The Collective Brewing Project’s Foeder Fantasies Series, which is made up of beers that originate in a foeder, or large wooden fermenters:
- Foeder Fantasies Wood Folk (7.4 percent ABV) — Ale aged in a foeder for two months before being transferred to small format red wine barrels where it aged for an additional six to eight months — 500ml bottles
- Foeder Fantasies Dream Folk (5.7 percent ABV) — Wood Folk conditioned on vanilla beans and orange zest — 500ml bottles
- Foeder Fantasies Peach Folk (6.5 percent ABV) — Wood Folk conditioned on Parker County peaches — 750ml bottles (The Collective Bottle Project Exclusive)
- Foeder Fantasies Blood Folk (5.6 percent ABV) — Wood Folk conditioned on blood oranges and blood orange zest — Draft only
- Foeder Fantasies Bramble Folk (5.6 percent ABV) — Wood Folk conditioned on second use blackberries — 500ml bottles
According to The Collective Brewing Project co-owner Ryan Deyo, Bramble Folk will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($13) with approximately 1,100 bottles available, and is scheduled to be released to the general public with no bottle limits on May 13, although members of the brewery’s membership club will be able to pick up their bottles starting on May 11.