The newest release from Almanac Beer Co. is an ode to the brewery’s home state of California.
Splendid Population is an 8.8 percent ABV blended imperial sour ale that has been aged in wine barrels and conditioned on muscat grapes, peaches, nectarines and vanilla beans. It is the newest addition to the San Jose, Calif.-based brewery’s popular Farm to Barrel series, which began in 2013 with Barrel Noir imperial stout (10 percent ABV) and now encompasses more than 20 different releases.
According to a post on Almanac’s Instagram page, Splendid Population is packaged in 375ml bottles ($10.05) that is now on sale on Almanac’s Online Beer Store. In addition, the beer will see distribution later this month in both bottled and draft formats.