Avery Brewing Co. will be adding another sour ale to it’s Barrel-Aged Series, and this was inspired by the Tequila Sunrise cocktail.
Expletus is a 5.9 percent ABV ale that has been aged in fresh Suerte tequila barrels with cherries for six months. In addition, the beer incorporates a combination of saccharomyces, brettanomyces drie, lactobacillus and pediococcus.
“Sometimes you set off on a journey with a destination in mind, but you find what you were seeking many miles before,” reads the beer label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB.)
According to Avery, Expletus will be limited to 1,134 cases packaged in 12-ounce bottles and will be bottled on March 6. The brewery will be releasing the new beer on March 20 with a limit of one case per person, and bottles will be sent to retailers in Avery’s distribution network after that.
Update (March 17, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, bottle limits and brewing details. It was originally published on Feb. 7, 2016.