Urban Artifact Announces 2018 Epicurean Release

CINCINNATI– Urban Artifact, Cincinnati-based craft brewer and Ohio’s sour brewery, announced the release of nine barrel aged beers from their Epicurean line of beers. Urban Artifact’s Epicurean series of beers are built for pairing with food and inspired by our favorite chefs and dishes. This years release features 9 different barrel aged beers. These 9 beers were released on November 21st at 4 pm in the taproom. Limited amounts of each beer were sent to distribution the week of November 26th.

Spontaneous Barrel Aged Beers

Format:  500 mL bottles

Pricing: $18.99 per bottle

Pachycephalosaurus: Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with 7.1 pounds per gallon of Marionberries

Epicurean Beers

Format: 500 mL bottle

Pricing: $14.99 per bottle plus tax

Cranberry: Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with 4 pounds per gallon of cranberries

Cherry Pie & Black Coffee: Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with 5.33 pounds per gallon of Montmorency cherries and cold brew coffee.

Autumnal Roast: Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with mirepoix, wood ear mushrooms, sage, rosemary, thyme, black peppercorn and yellow miso.

Shaved Asparagus Salad: Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with asparagus, lemon zest, garlic and black peppercorn.

Braised Carrot Soup: Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with carrots, ginger and lemon zest.

Wine Poached Pear: Sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with Italian pears, Louise Swenson grape must, red raspberries, cinnamon, vanilla beans, clove, nutmeg and ginger.

Epicurean Variants

Format: 500 mL bottle

Pricing: $16.99 per bottle plus tax

Cranberry Chutney: Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with 4 pounds per gallon of cranberries, orange zest, cinnamon, vanilla beans, black pepper, clove, coriander and nutmeg.

Pie & Coffee a la Mode: Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in a blend of red wine and neutral oak barrels with 5.33 pounds per gallon of Montmorency cherries, cold brew coffee, and vanilla. In addition to the release, Urban Artifact is celebrating with the first annual Bon Vivant, where some of our favorite local chefs will be pairing an Epicurean beer with a signature food bite. The pairing event will be held on Wednesday November 21st at 4 pm in the Sanctuary space at Urban Artifact.

About Urban Artifact

Urban Artifact is Ohio’s sour brewery with a taproom, full bar, and live music venue, located in the historic St. Patrick’s Church in Cincinnati, Ohio’s Northside neighborhood. Urban Artifact opened their doors with their first beers and music shows in April 2015. Urban Artifact specializes in tart and wild ales, especially balanced, heavily fruited ales. Their creations are wild,  tart, mouthwatering, and gossip-worthy: things often used to describe the latest pop star gone rogue, and more rarely used to describe style-defying beers. Urban Artifact’s beers are inspired by their culture and community, and by the microscopic natural world around us.

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