In its five year existence, Saint Louis-based Side Project Brewing has never released a “full production batch of beer” brewed with red raspberries. That all changes this weekend.
Owner and brewer Cory King announced this week the release of Raspe. He explained the beer with this quote:
Raspe is a blend of blond Missouri Wild Ales that were fermented entirely with our Missouri cultures and aged in French oak until maturity. At maturity, a blend was chosen and then moved on top of more than 4,000 lbs of Decker Farms Oregon Red Raspberries in one of our American Oak Foedres from our friends at Foeder Crafters of America. The result is a lively, jammy, vibrant beer that showcases the quality of the fruit that was selected and the maturation time of the whole process to produce Raspe. For reference, we used as much Red Raspberries in Raspe as we used Black Raspberries in Fencerow!
Raspe will be released on Saturday, June 23 at both the Side Project Cellar and the Side Project Brewery tasting room. It is $20 per 375ml bottle, with limits determined the day of based on turnout.