Almanac Beer Co. is set to release two beers inspired by the California wine country.
Each of the two separate beers are based on already existing releases from the San Francisco, Calif.-based brewery: Dogpatch Grand Cru (10.5 percent ABV) is an imperial flanders red ale aged in red wine barrels with a blend of California-grown zinfandel, syrah, tannat, petite sirah, and tempranillo grapes based on Almanac’s Dogpatch Sour (7.5 percent ABV) while Farmer’s Reserve Grand Cru (10.2 percent ABV) is an imperial sour blonde ale aged in white wine barrels with California-grown muscat blanc grapes that is based on the brewery’s Farmer’s Reserve Series (7 percent ABV).
“In both beer and wine, “Grand Cru” designates something special, a selection of the very best a brewer or vintner can muster from the cellar,” reads a press release. “For ours, we looked to wine country for inspiration, and left with more than a few handfuls of grapes. With the help of some very talented friends, we set out to create something truly special. Part beer and part wine, our Grand Crus (750ml) have a foot in each world and we can’t wait to share the results with you.”
According to the press release, both the Dogpatch Grand Cru and Farmer’s Reserve Grand Cru will be packaged in 750ml bottles and will be available only in the state of California in “early November.”