FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Funkwerks has a new mixed 12-pack out that includes Saison, Raspberry Provincial, and two limited, seasonal offerings: White and Boysenberry Provincial. Winky’s Snack Pack was created to give beer lovers a taste of what Funkwerks is all about. In this case, you get two sessionable, tart ales (Raspberry and Boysenberry) and two crisp, bright Belgian style ales (Saison and White).
Winky’s Snack Packs are available at Funkwerks’ Fort Collins tasting room and at select liquor stores in Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Here are the specs on each of the beers:
Saison, Belgian-Style Ale • 6.8%
It wouldn’t be a Funkwerks mixed 12 pack without their famed Saison. Well, it would be, but we’re really glad it’s included. The beer that started it all, Saison was born from backyard test batches and eventually grew into the Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal-winner you taste today. The house yeast used is the star ingredient imparting light spicy notes of pepper, ginger and refreshing fruit flavors of tangerine, pare, and passion fruit.
Raspberry Provincal, Sour Ale Brewed with Raspberries • 4.2%
This Great American Beer Festival – winning beer has generous amounts of raspberries added after fermentation. Tart and refreshing, Funkwerks’ Raspberry Provincial packs a strong citrusy berry aroma of tart raspberries and lemon zest with a sweet, balanced finish. Raspberry was the first of the Funkwerks Provincial series and has since been followed by an array of one-off fruited variants, including Apricot, Blueberry, and Pineapple Provincial.
Boysenberry Provincal, Sour Ale Brewed with Boysenberries • 4.2%
New for 2018, Funkwerks continues their Provincial series with this purple-hued beauty. A cross between raspberries and blackberries, boysenberries provide a sweet yet tart flavor with juicy aroma to this light, bright, and tart sour ale. Boysenberry Provisional uses a hefty dose of fresh puree during fermentation to capture its juicy flavors and transport drinkers to a sunny day of berry picking on the farm. Winky’s Snack Packs are the only option for purchasing packaged Boysenberry Provincial— it is not available in 6-packs.
White, Belgian-Style White Ale • 4.9%
Refreshing, crisp, and available only in Winky’s Snack Pack. This Belgian White uses ample amounts of wheat along with raw oats for a brilliant opaque body, creamy white head, and a smooth mouthfeel while maintaining a dry finish. Delicately spiced with orange zest, coriander, and chamomile to support the character of the Belgian yeast, this brew is the perfect thirst-quencher for the summer and the perfect addition to Winky’s Snack Pack.
Founded in 2009 by brewers Gordon Schuck and Brad Lincoln, Funkwerks is a niche craft brewery specializing in Saison, Sour, and Belgian-style craft beers made in their small brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. The 2012 winner of the Small Brewery of the Year Award at the Great American Beer Festival, Funkwerks beers are available in eight US states. Find the brewery online at funkwerks.com.