The first variant of The Collective Brewing Project’s Petite Golden Sour to be bottled is back, in a slightly different form.
The beer is Apricot Petite Golden Sour 2017, a sour ale refermented with apricots for four months and aged in oak barrels. However, unlike the original version that was released in 2015 brewed with lactobacillus bacteria, the new incarnation uses pediococcus bacteria as the souring agent.
There have been more than 10 different Petite Golden Sour variants since the base beer debuted in 2015, including Raspberry Petite Golden Sour (4.7 percent ABV), Whiskey Mango Petite Golden Sour (4.5 percent ABV) and Pineapple Thai Basil Petite Golden Sour (4.5 percent ABV), among others.
According to a post on The Collective Brewing Project’s website, Apricot Petite Golden Sour 2017 will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($13) with approximately 1,400 bottles available and no purchase limits. Members of The Collective Brewing Project’s Bottle and Crowler Clubs will be able to purchase bottles at the brewery on Aug. 16 through Aug. 17, with bottles available to the general public on Aug. 19.