The Tide and Its Takers
Anchorage Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
We take extreme steps to produce some of the most unique beers ever made.
-Anchorage Brewing Company
Anchorage beers are some of the most extreme, well-made, well-rated beers in the United States. They’ve stolen the hearts of Farmhouse and Wild Ale fans and converted thousands of conventional drinkers to the bold side.
Anchorage carefully develops Tide and its Takers Wild Ale through three separate fermentations. A primary fermentation in French oak foudres* with a Belgian yeast invokes buttery oak complexity. Next, it’s transferred and aged in French oak Chardonnay barrels with Brettonamyces, which only heightens the beer’s oaky complexity. The final fermentation takes place in the bottle where natural carbonation creates a smooth mouthfeel, clear fruit accents and bright yeast flavors.
Tide and Takers’s Brett-forward nose highlights apple skins, white wine, a bit of dusty earth and juicy pear. Slight carbonation allows the flavors to pour over the palate uninterrupted with oakiness, guava, grape-like tartness and honey-bread sweetness. The bottle conditioning induces the full range of Brett character from nose to finish. The tangy yeast bite is ever present, luring you back for more.
Every single Anchorage beer is in the upper echelons of craft beer ratings. By integrating extreme flavors with the sophistication of the wine world Tide and Takers becomes an exciting investment in pleasure every craft beer drinker deserves to experience.
This is the ultimate Wild Ale landmark for fans of this style but even if you’ve never had a Wild Ale, Tide and Takers’s refined flavors will make stepping out of your comfort zone completely worth it.
(93 on Beer Advocate; 99 on Rate Beer)
*Foudres are large vats typically made of oak and commonly used in France's Rhône Valley for winemaking.