Wicked Weed Brewing’s newest release was inspired by a classic negroni.
The beer in question is Oaxacan, an 8.6 percent ABV amber sour ale that is brewed with smoked malts before being aged in organic Blue Agave tequila barrels and conditioned on both grapefruit and lime zest. After aging, the resulting beer—which is pronounced wah-hah-can—was then “blended onto additional grapefruit to lend fresh citrus essence” to the final product.
Oaxacan is the newest addition to Wicked Weed’s Canvas Series, which also includes:
- Brett Burglar (7.3 percent ABV) — IPA brewed with blood oranges
- Bombadile (4.2 percent ABV) — Saison brewed with strawberries
- La Bonte (6.5 percent ABV) — Saison
- La Bonte Pear (6.5 percent ABV) — Saison brewed with pears
- Montmaretto (6.9 percent ABV) — Barrel-aged wild ale fermented on montmorency cherries and conditioned on almonds
- Fille de Ferme (4.1 percent ABV) — Tart Farmhouse Ale brewed with honeysuckle and orange zest
- Silencio (7.4 percent ABV) — Sour Black Ale brewed with both Madagascar vanilla beans and El Silencio coffee from Asheville-based Mountain Air Roasting before being aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels
- Concurrent (8 percent ABV) — Sour brown ale is fermented with Dutch wildflower honey and aged in red wine barrels
- Puzzle Pieces (6.7 percent ABV) — Golden sour ale
According to a post on Wicked Weed’s Instagram page, Oaxacan is packaged in 500ml bottles and will be released today at both The Funkatorium and The Brewpub and will be shipping to retailers in a “limited” distribution next week.