A new year-round creation from Firestone Walker Brewing Co. blurs the line between beer and wine.
Rosalie is a 5 percent ABV “co-fermented beer rosé” made with Chardonnay and other wine grape varieties as well as “a dash” of hibiscus flowers. According to Firestone Walker, the wort is made with a light pilsner malt as well as a “judicious amount” of hops and is then blended with the fermentable wine grape juice.
“We wanted to create an acid profile similar to rosé wine, and you don’t get hat with typical yeasts and malts”, said Matt Brynildson, brewmaster at Firestone Walker, in a post. “So we employed some subtle souring techniques to elevate the titratable acidity.”
According to Firestone Walker, Rosalie is packaged in four-packs of cans that will be released at all Firestone Walker locations on Jan. 19, with year-round distribution scheduled to start “in the coming days.”