Stratford, CT — Two Roads Brewing of Stratford, CT will release their newest beer in the “Road Less Traveled” series in early November. Named Bog Wild, the beer is a tart cranberry sour made with fresh cranberry juice and spices.
Brewed using a mixed fermentation process including Lactic and Belgian yeast strains with two varietals of cranberries sourced from a local juicery–Bog Wild is an excellent addition to any holiday table. The two cranberry varietals, Howe and Early Black, come from nearby juice maker RIPE and were chosen for their exceptional flavor and deep color. When combined with a blend of spices including caraway and coriander, this mixture brings out the fresh tartness of the cranberries and creates a beautiful balance.
“RIPE helped us source the cranberries and processed them exactly the way we wanted. The cranberries are 100% traceable in origin, having come directly from the growers in Massachusetts,” said Two Roads Master Brewer Phil Markowski. “At our request they retained the seeds and skins of the cranberries after being pressed in order to contribute additional complexity to the brew. The seeds and skins provide soft tannins that add nuance and structure similar to winemaking methods.”
Bog Wild is 6.5% ABV and will be available in early November in 750mL bottles and limited draft.
Recommended pairings: turkey dinners, giving thanks, family gatherings, football (after playing or watching!).
About Two Roads Brewing Company
Two Roads opened its doors in December 2012 having earlier acquired and renovated a 100-year-old vacant, brick factory building in Stratford, CT. Its name and philosophy are inspired by the Robert Frost Poem “The Road Not Taken”—a philosophy brought to life in the beers they create using the highest quality brewing and packaging equipment. Two Roads Brewery is open for tastings and tours Tuesday-Sunday; for more information go to www.tworoadsbrewing.com.