According to label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Tröegs Independent Brewing will be releasing Sir Peché, a 6.5 percent ABV wild ale fermented with peaches from Peters Orchard in Gardner, Pa. and aged in American oak barrels.
“Standing in the fields of a local farm and dreaming about a peach sour, we hit upon an idea: Let’s leave the the fruit on the trees a little longer to coax out as much tangy juiciness as possible,” reads the beer label. “A few weeks later, we trucked the overripe peaches back to the brewery, sliced ‘em open and tossed the flesh into fermenters. Brettanomyces adds a touch of tropical fruit and funk, lactobacillus provides the pucker, and a spell on American oak brings it all home.”
The new release is part of Tröegs’ Splinter Series, which are made up of oak barrel-aged beers:
- Wild Elf (11 percent ABV) — barrel-aged sour ale brewed with Balaton cherries and honey
- Flying Mouflon (11.7 percent ABV) — oak barrel-aged barleywine
- Barrel-Aged Troegenator (10.8 percent ABV) — bourbon barrel-aged doublebock-syle ale
- Sir Peché (6.5 percent ABV) — oak barrel-aged wild ale fermented with peaches
Sir Peché will be packaged in 12.7-ounce bottles. An email sent to the Hershey, Pa.-based brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.