Terroir Project- Native Grapes
a mixed-culture ale co-fermented with native muscadine and scuppernong grapes.
The first offering in a brand new experimental fruited co-fermented mixed-culture project, we have always blurred the lines with what beer could and should represent. Combining a few concepts we have long pioneered, this new fruited mixed ferm lineup won’t be that different from many of our previous fruited offerings. With natural wine becoming more and more of a powerhouse amongst consumers, this product line offers us the opportunity to appeal to both beer and wine drinkers alike.
Perhaps the perfect kickoff to this series, this first offering was created in partnership with Firestone Walker and their inspiring terroir project. According to Jim Crooks of Firestone Walker, the terroir project is a collaborative experiment into the emergent world of beer-wine hybrids. It’s an exploration into how ‘terroir’—or sense of place—drives what we taste.
Adhering to techniques outlined by the terroir project, we set out to create a beautiful beer/wine hybrid, co-fermented with local and native muscadine and scuppernong grapes. A longtime seasonal favorite, these grape varietals truly help us define what it means to create liquids with a sense of place and agricultural purpose.
Boasting a color reminiscent of a light rosé and bottled in clear 750’s, this liquid is incredibly pleasing to the eye. With an aroma of fermented cotton candy, North Carolina soil and ample barrel funk, we hope your taste buds are blurred and bewildered.