ASHEVILLE, NC – Wicked Weed Brewing is set to pre-sell the third offering in the Angel Series; White Angel, Saturday, June 27th at 12pm (EST) via Brown Paper Tickets. Aged for a total of 10 months, this Barrel-Aged American Sour rested on a total of two and a half tons of locally harvested Muscadine and Scuppernog grapes as well as Albariño grape must over the course of its life in the barrel. Tawny with a bright orange hue and wild grape aromas, this bone-dry ale echoes the sec traditions of champagne while still expressing the balanced tartness of American sour beers.
“Over the course of its maturation we saw all these intense, beautiful grape notes coming out,” explains Head Blender and Owner Walt Dickinson. “White Angel is extremely dry and probably the driest sour beer we’ve ever produced. Assertively sour and tart with a juicy grape character this beer is a step in a different direction for this series, and it’s really exciting for us to see where this beer can go.”
The pre-sale of White Angel will, again, allow for more sour enthusiast to pre-purchase either one 12 pack (limited) or one 6 pack of the third Angel offering. Purchase of a 12 pack will include a White Angel glass and an 8oz pour of White Angel, while purchase of a 6 pack will include a White Angel glass. Purchased bottles will be available for pick up in person during two sessions; July 18th and 19th beginning at 12pm both days at Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium with the newest Angel scheduled to be on tap both days.
The on-site bottle release and sale is currently scheduled for Sunday, July 19th at 12pm at the Funkatorium. In addition to the release, the brewery is planning a tap takeover with Cascade Brewing. The tap list will include all three angels, a variety of Cascade offerings, as well as a collaboration sour blend between the two breweries.
The pick-up and release weekend surrounds Wicked Weed’s Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Sour and Wild Ales benefiting Pints for Prostates. Though tickets for Funk Asheville are sold out those who pilgrimage to Asheville for the release can expect to see a variety of sour beer events and brewers in town that weekend as breweries from around the country represent at Funk Asheville.
ABOUT WICKED WEED BREWING
Wicked Weed Brewing is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Opened in December 2012, the original brewpub (91 Biltmore) consistently hosts 25+ beers on tap including hop-forward, West Coast-style ales, open fermented Belgians, and barrel-aged beers. With the opening of the second location, The Funkatorium, in October 2013, Wicked Weed is striving to become one of the leading producers of barrel- aged sour and wild beers in the Southeastern United States. Wicked Weed Brewing was awarded a gold medal for both 100% Brettanomyces Serenity in 2013 and Mompara Honey Ale in 2014 at the Great American Beer Festival. Wicked Weed is currently building a 40,000 square foot production brewery slated to open by fall 2015.