ASHEVILLE, NC – Wicked Weed Brewing is set to pre-sell and release the second offering in the Angel Series; Golden Angel Saturday, May 2nd at 12pm (EST) via Brown Paper Tickets. Aged for a total of 10 months, this American sour rested on a total of one metric ton of apricots over the course of its life in the barrel. Deep golden with a bright fruit haze and stone fruit tartness, this ale pulls inspiration from traditional Lambic fruits and showcases the depth and range of apricot flavors.
“Each Angel is crafted specifically to work with the fruit we chose,” states, Head Blender, Walt Dickinson. “Apricot has such great musty, earthy characters that also play so well with the bright, acidic fruit notes. Golden Angel is a very dry, tart, beautiful expression of what Apricot flavor is and it’s a great beer to be drinking coming into spring. This bottle is one that’s going to age really well in people’s cellars.”
For the pre-sale of Red Angel (the first Angel Series release) in late February, cases sold out online in under a minute. In light of this unexpected result, Wicked Weed plans to allot a larger quantity of bottles for the online sale of Golden Angel.
“We just didn’t expect the beer to sell out in a minute,” explained, Dickinson. “People were dedicated enough to put the time in and be committed to us so we need to make that commitment back to them and make the beer more accessible online by offering more.”
The sale will follow the same form and function for the remainder of the Angel Series. Pre-sale will allow for one purchase per person of a minimum of 6 bottles and a maximum of 12 bottles. Purchase of a full case (12) will include a Golden Angel glass and an 8oz pour of Golden Angel, while purchase of a half case (6) includes a Golden Angel glass. Purchased bottles will be available for pickup in person during two sessions; May 23th and 24th beginning at 12pm both days at Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium. Golden Angel is scheduled for a 12pm tapping on Saturday and Sunday in the Funkatorium Tasting Room with Golden Angel glassware available for purchase.
The on-site bottle release and sale is currently scheduled for the opening weekend of Asheville Beer Week, Sunday, May 24th at 12pm at $18.95 per bottle with a 6 bottle per person limit.
For all official rules and details regarding the pre-sale and bottle release sale please visit http://www.wickedweedbrewing.com/brewery/upcoming-events/
ABOUT WICKED WEED BREWING
Wicked Weed Brewing is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Opened in December 2012, the original brewpub consistently hosts 25+ beers on tap including hop forward, West Coast style ales, open fermented Belgians, and barrel-aged sour and wild beers. With the opening of the second location, The Funkatorium, in October 2013, Wicked Weed is striving to become the largest producer of barrel-aged 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. In addition to these beers, Wicked Weed is known for producing Freak of Nature Double IPA, Coolcumber Ale, Tyrant Double Red Ale, Hop Burglar Blood Orange IPA, Black Angel Cherry Sour and Oblivion Sour Red. Most recently, Wicked Weed announced plans to open a 40,000 square foot production facility by fall 2015. Learn more at www.wickedweedbrewing.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WickedWeedBrewing.