CALGARY, AB – The Establishment Brewing Company has announced the release of its first ever beer-wine hybrid.
To Wish Impossible Things (8.3% abv) is “a blend of Barrel-aged Mixed Culture Saisons on Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer Pomace”, which is more fully described as follows:
To make sure our first foray into the wine + beer space lives up to your grape expectations, we phoned a few experts to help us out. Specifically, we called on local booze purveyors, Vine Arts, and Anthony Buchanan Wines, a BC-based winery as small as it is awesome.
Together, we crafted and then executed on a pretty lofty shared goal: to emulate the characteristics of orange wine (so hot right now!) and produced one of our most unique beers yet! It’s bright and fruity with wine’s telltale tannic dryness and limited carbonation. It might seem like an impossible thing, but it’s as much the perfect entry point for trepidatious wine-lovers as it is something fun for established fans of craft beer to enjoy.
We used three different Saisons for the base, one Brett, one Mixed Culture, and one Mixed Ferm Rye. We chose them for their low acid, hop-forward qualities that would complement the pomace (that’s fancy for pressed wine grapes—which is already pretty fancy, tbh) without overshadowing it.
To Wish Impossible Things is available now at the Establishment taproom, retail shop, and online store while supplies last.
Source & Photo: The Establishment Brewing Company