Asheville, NC — Bhramari Brewing Company will release the first in the Stave’elution barrel-aged series on March 4, 2017 at 1pm in their South Slope taproom.
The first in the series, Agua Mala, is an American style IPA, initially dry hopped with three pounds per barrel of Citra & Huell Melon. It was then fed to wet tequila barrels, where it aged for six months. To finish, Agua Mala was dry-hopped with an additional three pounds per barrel of Mosaic, Azacca, El Dorado, and Simcoe, for a total of six pounds per barrel.
“In Spanish Agua Mala means “Bad Water”, a commonly used slang to describe one of nature’s most deadly creatures, the Portuguese Man of War. Aptly named, what lives in this bottle can be considered just as dangerous. Born from the dark menacing depths of our brewer’s mind comes “Agua Mala”…an innocent tropical fruit forward American IPA turned deliciously wicked by aging six months in oak tequila barrels then dry-hopped with Mosaic, Azacca, El Dorado, and Simcoe for just a little extra bit of depravity. Be careful, this complex beast drifts beautifully with notes of watermelon and honey, but darkness lurks just beneath the surface…where gripping tendrils of resinous wood and spice wait to wrap you in its deathly grip and finish you.
Danger lurks in every sip, so pray you have the strength to survive this Agua Mala.”
Agua Mala will be available in house, on draft and in 500ml bottles, starting at 1 P.M. Saturday March 4. This first offering in the Stave’elution series is an extremely small batch and sales will be limited to 1 case per person.