The Mach-Limit series is our most fruit-forward offering. We combine mature light and golden sour base beer (aged in our stainless steel solera vessels) with an amount of fruit to nearly the limit allowed by law. The result is vibrantly colored beer-fruit hybrids that defy classification and demonstrate the versatility and depth in our house coolship-caught microbes.
Inoculation Method(s): Solera
Description: MACH-LIMIT starts with wine grapes from locally-sourced, family-owned vineyards in Palisade, CO. Once the grapes have been destemmed and crushed, we allow the juice to rest for a few days - developing rich color and depth of flavor - before finally transferring the juice to neutral oak barrels along with our base Golden Sour. The beer then goes through a secondary fermentation while resting on the grapes, and after a few weeks is ready to bottle. MACH-LIMIT is fruited at the highest limit allowed, thereby creating a beer that is truly something of a hybrid with intense grape character - almost sangria-like. This beer should age well with proper cellaring, however the grape character may diminish over time.
Release Date / Format / Availability:
Batch 1 - Tempranillo from Red Fox Cellars: January, 2016 / 750mL Bottles / Limited
Batch 2 - Cabernet Sauvignon from Colterris: February, 2017 / 750mL Bottles / Limited