Just two months after releasing its first bottled beer, The Collective Brewing Project is at it again.
This time, the beer to get the bottle treatment will be Petite Golden Sour, a 4.5 percent sour golden ale brewed with brettanomyces bruxellensis var. drie and lactobacillus delbrueuckii. However, the new bottle version will also include brettanomyces lambicus to add “a much needed layer of complexity as well as a champagne-like carbonation,” according to brewery owner Ryan Devo.
Petite Golden Sour will be the first in a line of bottled beers that Collective Brewing is hoping to have on sale on a regular basis at the brewery.
“Our plan is to have regular availability of our funk flagship beers(Urban Funkhouse, PGS and Suspicious Delicious) in bottles year round,” said Devo in an email.
While this is the first time that Petite Golden Sour has been bottled, the beer has been released in multiple incarnations on draft, including Blueberry Petite Golden Sour (4.5 percent ABV) conditioned on blueberries and Apricot Petite Golden Sour (4.7 percent ABV) conditioned on 126 pounds of apricot purée.
In an email, Devo told Tenemu Petite Golden Sour will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($10) and will be released sometime in January, pending label approval by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).
There will be approximately 1,140 bottles in the first run, which will available for the sale at the brewery as well as in bars and retailers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with some bottles possibly being shipped to Austin and Houston.