If fruit can feel pain, a new release from Off Color Brewing is bad news.
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the Chicago-based brewery will be releasing Blueberries Feel Pain, an 8.1 percent ABV American wild ale brewed with “native yeast harvested from blueberry skins” as well as Nugget and sterling hops before being fermented with blueberry juice.
Bottles were released today at Off Color’s Chicago bottle shop. Pricing is $12 per 750ml bottle with no limits.
Blueberries Feel Pain debuts today in the shop! $12/750ml. Wild ale fermented with native yeast from Michigan blueberries. No limit.
This is the second time Off Color has released a beer with that name. In 2013, the brewery released a draft-only 4.6 percent ABV goes-style beer that incorporated blueberries and was fermented with brettanomyces. That beer was brewed in collaboration with Penrose Brewing Co. in Geneva, Ill.
Update (Nov. 16, 2016) — The bottles have been released. This post was originally published on July 1, 2016.