The Collective Brewing Project’s third Foeder Fantasies beer will also the brewery’s second member exclusive release.
The beer is Peach Folk, a 6.5 percent ABV sour golden ale brewed with pilsner malt, spelt, oats and wheat before being aged in a foeder for two months, then transferred to small format red wine barrels where it aged for an additional six to eight months. The ale was then aged for an additional six months on peaches sourced from Parker County, Texas in stainless steel tanks. The new beer uses the Fort Worth, Texas-based brewery’s Wood Folk (7.4 percent ABV) as its base, a beer that was first released in July 2016.
The new beer is the second exclusive release for members of the brewery’s Collective Bottle Project, after Cabernet Oud Bruin (7 percent ABV) was released in November 2016.
In addition, Peach Folk is the third release in The Collective Brewing Project’s Foeder Fantasies Series, which is made up of beers that originate in a foeder, or large wooden fermenters:
- Foeder Fantasies Wood Folk (7.4 percent ABV) — ale aged in a foeder for two months before being transferred to small format red wine barrels where it aged for an additional six to eight months
- Foeder Fantasies Dream Folk (5.7 percent ABV) — Wood Folk conditioned on vanilla beans and orange zest
- Foeder Fantasies Peach Folk (6.5 percent ABV) — Wood Folk conditioned on Parker County peaches
According to The Collective Brewing Project co-owner Ryan Deyo, Peach Folk will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($15) with approximately 600 bottles available, and each member will be given two bottles as part of their membership. The bottles are scheduled to be released at the brewery’s first member party on March 4, with any remaining bottles sold to members of The Collective Bottle Project with a limit of two additional bottles per person.