We’re pleased to present the newest addition to our wild beer family: Reaver’s Bounty – a farmhouse-style ale refermented with local strawberries from Cullipher Farm.
Reaver’s Bounty was fermented in oak with our mixed culture of farmhouse ale yeast, brettanomyces, and wild yeast/souring bacteria native to Coastal Virginia. Once fermentation to dryness was complete, we added a pound of fresh strawberries per gallon of beer, sparking refermentation. Whenever possible, we prefer to use local ingredients. We’re very lucky to have the opportunity to source some of our fruit from a local, family operation in Cullipher Farm. Using local produce is meaningful to us for a few reasons and it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that supporting local business comes naturally to us; after all, we are one. Buying local fruit for our wild beer not only keeps resources in our economy, it means fewer gallons of diesel spent getting fruit to us. And as a bonus, it just feels good to support hard working people in our community. You’ll see other fruit from Cullipher used in upcoming projects.
Reaver’s Bounty is peach in color, tart and refreshing, with notes of orange zest, apple, and (of course) strawberry. It is 7.5% ABV, 8 IBU, and has a Final Gravity of 1.000. It will be available on draft and to go in 750ml bottles at the brewery on Saturday, July 18th.