Wicked Weed Brewing’s Terra Locale series is getting one more beer for 2014.
The company has announced Appalachia will be the final release for the wild ale program in 2014. It’s a saison brewed with a propriety brettanomyces strand and malts from Riverbend Malt House, which is located less than 15 minutes away from Wicked Weed’s Asheville brewery.
In addition, 100 pounds of sweet potatoes, the North Carolina state vegetable; 60 pounds of local wild blossom honey and 50 pounds of grits from Boonville Flour and Feed in Booneville, N.C. were added to the brew. The name is rather close to home, a reference to the eastern part of the country that embodies much of the Appalachian Mountains. Asheville is considered to be part of the region.
The Terra Locale series, which translates to “local earth” from Italian, consists of wild ales that are all made with local ingredients and are meant to highlight North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. Appalachia is the fifth release following Hipster Nouveau, Lusus Naturae, Taketake and Briars & Brett.
“Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachia is our home,” says a post on the brewery’s Facebook page. “We are rooted in the history of this land. Our final Terra Locale of the warm season celebrates traditionally North Carolinian ingredients by sourcing from local producers.”
According to the brewery, 5,500 bottles of Appalachia will be sold in 500ml bottles starting today at Wicked Weed’s Brewpub as well as the Funkatorium before being sent to distributors in the state of North Carolina.