The SUPERCRUISE range is our standard fruit sour beer series. We combine mature light and golden sour base beer (aged in our stainless steel solera vessels) with an amount of fruit traditionally used in sour fruit beers like Belgian Kriek or Framboise. The resulting beers are beautifully tinted, fruit-forward sour beers that allow the drinker to appreciate the complexity of the base beer mingling with the fruit.
Inoculation Method(s): Solera
Description: SUPERCRUISE 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. Fruited at about half of what we do for Mach-Limit, the stonefruit character from the base beer is backed by bright fruit and soft tannins, yet the beer still shines through. 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: March, 2016 / 750mL Bottles / Limited
Batch 2 - Cabernet Sauvignon from Colterris: February, 2017 / 750mL Bottles / Limited
Batch 3 - Cabernet Franc from Mesa Park Vineyards: February, 2017 / 750mL Bottles / Limited