Modern Times Beer will be releasing is not just releasing its first sour, it’s release five of them.

Each of the new beers will be released in 750ml bottles and spent 15 months aging in red wine barrels. In addition, three of the five beers had different fruit added during the fermentation in the final five months. 

“All of the beers were fermented initially in stainless steel with our house Lomaland yeast blend, before being transferred to red wine barrels & pitched with bugs,” explains the sales site. “Mike Tonsmeire (aka The Mad Fermentationist) sourced a different blend of cultures for each barrel from sources all over the world, making this among the most diverse & wide-ranging sour experiments on record. The bug mix contained 40 different cultures containing innumerable strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, & Pediococcius.”

The five beers to be offered are:

  • Empty Hats ($25) — a red wine barrel-aged Oud Bruin
  • News From Nowhere ($25) — a red wine barrel-aged Flanders Red
  • Rampart Junction ($30) — a red wine barrel-aged peach sour ale that uses Empty Hats as its base along with “50lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom peaches, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling.”
  • Oracle of the Bottle ($30) — a red wine barrel-aged Cabernet grape sour ale that uses News from Nowhere as its base along with “50lbs per barrel of Cabernet grapes, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling.”
  • Palace of Cracked Heads ($30) — a red wine barrel-aged nectarine sour ale that uses Empty Hats as its base along with “50lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom nectarines, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling.”

The bottle sale for the San Diego, Calif.-based brewery will take place on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. through BrownPaperTickets.com with each each person able to purchase up to three bottles of Empty Hats, three bottles of News From Nowhere, one bottle of Rampart Junction, one bottle of Oracle of the Bottle and one bottle of Palace of Cracked Heads. Purchasers must pick up their bottles at the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room between Dec. 11 until Feb. 12th, 2015 and no proxies will be allowed.