Wild, funky, tart, mouthwatering and gossip-worthy: Things used to describe the latest pop star gone rogue and more rarely used to describe style-defying beers. Every sip of beer you drink is an experience, much like our taproom, music lounge, performance venue, beer garden, and music label, and each one of the unique shows or performances you attend. Our beers are inspired by our lifestyle, by the culture and community that we define, and by the microscopic natural world around us. We brew beers that can’t be tamed, that never fail to refresh the body and spirit, and that require one to experience the liquid in their glass.
Like us, all our beers are wild. That means, in one way or the other, each and every one of our beers is brewed with locally caught wild yeast, bacteria, or mixed cultures of both. With micro-floral creatures such as Saccharomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Brettanomyces, it is the brewer’s job to get these wild microorganisms to create flavors that are tart and crisp, tropical and wild, and downright funky. It is the ultimate way to truly express a sense of place in our beers, to create beers that form with you a lasting experience, that have the effect of taking you to our brewery, taproom and venue with every sip. At the end of the day, here in the brewery, it is all about our microscopic wild friends.
Designed by our taproom staff as an intricate experiment combining the explosive power of sour beer with the dangerous flavors of fresh fruit. A Midwest Fruit Tart Ale with 1,280lbs of blackberries, 1,280lbs of raspberries & 30 g of vanilla beans per 30 BBL batch.