A Note on This Beer
Nestled within the little borough of Pennington, New Jersey, lies the brewery that puts the “wild” in Wild Ales.
With the patience of saints, The Referend Bier Blendery fully allows nature to take its course. They 100% spontaneously ferment all of their beers without the addition of any yeast cultures, and mature them in neutral oak barrels. Every Ale is unpasteurized, unsweetened, and deliciously unfiltered.
As a result, you can taste the lush countryside of the Garden State in every sip of Berliner Messe: Sanctus 2019 — along with the overflowing juiciness of ripe, purple grapes and a hint of blueberry honey.
After allowing Berliner Messe to spontaneously ferment in oak, the brewers added North Jersey Chambourcin grapes, which they painstakingly crushed and destemmed themselves. Then, they conditioned it on New Jersey Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc grape pomace and let it rest in Grenache puncheons for five months.
The result is a refreshingly tart and effervescent brew that dances across the palate with flavors of sweet and tart grapes, wild honey, and a whisper of barnyard funk.
There’s no wrong way to enjoy this Wild Ale: you can sip it on its own, pair it with a special dinner, or cellar it for later! But, how you drink it is a choice for another day — right now, you should focus on how to score one of our mere 120 bottles.
Berliner Messe: Sanctus 2019 can be cellared for up to 25 years!
Packaged On April 6th, 2020
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This wild ale is so good