Bretta Blanc Batch No. 002
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Today you have VIP access to Firestone Walker’s cellar!
It’s a chance to taste their GABF award-winning skills, their proprietary funky, Bretty, house mixed culture, and the complexity of a white grape fermented Wild Ale aged in 100% French Oak Barrels.
Bretta Blanc 2019 Vintage is an elegant find. The brewery only made 1,800 cases, and a year later there are only a fraction left in existence!
Here’s how this delicate gem came to be, winning over the palates of UT drinkers who grace it with a 4.14 rating:
- The brewery showcases Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc grapes grown over three seasons on their own vineyard.
- Firestone Walker ages the beer-wine hybrid for 12-36 months of maturity in a blend of barrels to evoke tannins and woody spice.
- They use Brett throughout the brewing process. From fermenting with it in stainless steel for a month, to moving into barrels with their "house culture" to develop funk that accentuates the honeydew melon, passionfruit, oak, and floral notes.
- The brewers then bottle-condition the beer for over two months to create its champagne-like carbonation.
The result is a bold, 8.9% ABV, barrel-aged Wild Ale with leagues of depth — far more complex than a typical Sour. Looking to elevate your palate? A taste of Bretta Blanc feels like stepping into a prized barrel room.
Rated 4.14 on Untappd
Tavour strictly supports independent beer. Firestone Walker Brewing Company is certified independent by the Brewers Association