Almanac Beer Co.’s Farmer’s Reserve Citrus is returning this summer, but with a twist.
According to James Wickboldt, marketing coordinator at the San Jose-based brewery, the sour blonde ale will once again be brewed with Buddha’s hand citron, blood oranges and yuzu before being aged in wine barrels. However, this new version will not only have a slightly lower ABV—6.8 percent ABV on the new version compared to 7 percent ABV on the first release—it will also add one ingredient to the mix, namely meyer lemons. The original version of the sour ale was released in July 2015.
The new beer will be part of Almanac’s popular Farm to Barrel Series, which began in 2013 with Barrel Noir imperial stout (10 percent ABV) and now encompasses more than 35 different releases.
In an email, Wickboldt told Tenemu that the new incarnation of Farmer’s Reserve Citrus will be packaged in 375ml bottles and is tentatively scheduled to be released in July.