The next fruited sour to be released in two months by The Collective Brewing Project may seem a bit familiar to fans.
The Fort Worth, Texas-based brewery will be releasing Apricot Petite Golden Sour (4.6 percent ABV), a golden sour ale brewed with brettanomyces bruxellensis var. Drie. and conditioned on 210 pounds of apricot purée from Oregon. The new beer uses Collective Brewing’s Petite Golden Sour (4.5 percent ABV) as its base before adding the apricots and aging the final concoction in French oak barrels for four months.
This will be the second time the sour ale has been released, after Collective Brewing released it for the first time in 2015. However, that incarnation was a draft-only release, came in at a slightly higher 4.7 percent ABV and was aged in stainless steel instead of in oak barrels.
This will be the sixth version of Petite Golden Sour to be sold so far, although there are multiple versions still scheduled to be released in the future:
- Petite Golden Sour (4.5 percent ABV) — Draft and 500ml Bottles
- Apricot Petite Golden Sour (4.7 percent ABV) — Draft only
- Blueberry Petite Golden Sour (4.7 percent ABV) — Draft only
- Raspberry Petite Golden Sour (4.7 percent ABV) — 500ml bottles only
- Blackberry Petite Golden Sour (4.5 percent ABV) — 500ml bottles and draft
- Apricot Petite Golden Sour Blend 2 (4.6 percent ABV) — 500ml bottles only
According to Collective Brewing Project’s co-owner Ryan Deyo, Apricot Petite Golden Sour will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($12) and will be released in mid-July. There will be approximately 2,000 bottles available with a to be determined bottle limit.