A Note on This Beer
Despite being what Good Beer Hunting calls “one of the most-watched breweries in the States,” Funk Factory Geuzeria is not actually a brewery — it’s something even more special!
In fact, this tiny Wisconsin crew is one of only a few blenderies in the world that focus on rarely-seen Old World styles and “Méthod Traditionelle” refermentation. Many beer drinkers go their whole lives without getting the chance to experience the unique beauty of these styles. But today you can explore exactly that!
To really elevate your tasting experience, we got our hands on FOUR different Funk Factory Geuzeria brews!
Here’s what you get:
Blackberry Meerts - Meerts-Lambic - 4.5% ABV
Beginning with a base of Pilsner malt, raw wheat, and Saaz Hops, the Funk Factory team fermented this seldom-seen Lambic-like style in French oak foeders on wild yeast. They followed this with two months’ refermentation on blackberries before conditioning in bottles. The exquisite result brims with notes of jammy-tartness, backed by whispers of vanilla and oaky funk.
Peach Meerts - Meerts-Lambic - 4.5% ABV
That’s right, you get a second Meerts to really bring your tastebuds to expert level! To craft this rendition, the Funk Factory crew began with the same base of Pilsner malt, raw wheat, and Saaz in a long boil. Then, they fermented it in their French oak foeders on the same wild yeast. Finally, they refermented the brew for two months on loads of juicy peaches for fresh waves of stone fruit in between the delectable notes of oak and vanilla.
Punch. - Farmhouse Ale - 7% ABV
If you think Funk Factory’s Meerts brews sound impressive, just wait until you get a taste of this Farmhouse Ale! Starting as a blend of Saisons fermented in French oak foeders, the brew underwent refermentation on “a healthy dose” of strawberry purée. And that’s not all! The expert blenders infused this sipper with hibiscus petals for delightful floral notes in between the jammy juice flavors. It’s an all-grown-up form of tropical fruit punch, complete with a 7% ABV!
Saison Orlita - Saison - 7% ABV
Finishing off your tasting of Funk Factory Geuzeria’s prowess is Saison Orlita. For this one, the crew aged a Saison blend on special blood orange, key lime, and tangerine purées that included both the flesh and juice from each fruit. Bottled last year, the brew has since conditioned into very bright, drinkable juice with whispers of barnyard funk!
It’ll be tough to choose a favorite from this impressive lineup, so take your time to savor each one slowly. But, don’t wait to grab your four-bottle pack — we only have enough for 240 of you!
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