The next release in Avery Brewing Co.’s Barrel-Aged Series uses the Latin term meaning by united efforts.
Lunctis Viribus is an 8.3 percent ABV sour ale that is a blend of two different ales: 50 percent that was aged in tequila barrels and 50 percent that was aged in cabernet sauvignon wine barrels. In addition, the beer incorporates a combination of two strains of saccharomyces, three strains of brettanomyces, lactobacillus and pediococcus.
“An unusual and unlikely combination of barrels and flavors, yet entirely delicious,” reads the beer label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB.) “Ah, the oft times surprising enterprise called blending. Together we are strong!”
According to Avery, Lunctis Viribus will be limited to 960 cases packaged in 12-ounce bottles ($12) and was bottled on Feb. 10. In addition, the new beer will be released at event at the brewery on Feb. 12 with a one case person limit before being sent out to the brewery’s entire distribution network.
Update (Feb. 12, 2015) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, pricing and distribution details. It was originally published on Jan. 29, 2016.)