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Introducing Farmer’s Reserve No 3 & 4

Written by jesse on May 3, 2013

Almanac is proud to announce the latest additions to our seasonal barrel aged beer program!  Combining our love of barrel aged sour beers and local farms, our Farmer’s Reserve series capture seasonal harvests in complex sour ale form. These new offerings are available in 375ml bottles and limited draft starting mid-May.

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Farmer’s Reserve No. 3

Ale aged in wine barrels with strawberries and nectarines

6% ABV | 375ml bottles & limited draft   

Our third entry in our barrel-aged Farmer’s Reserve series is an ode to summer. When summer comes to California’s farmer’s markets, the stands explode with mountains of stone fruit and strawberries. We selected the sweetest coastal strawberries from Swanton Berry Farm and high summer Crimson Baby nectarines from Blossom Bluff Farms to make this tart, wild ale as a celebration of our California summer.

Aged for 12 months in used white wine barrels with a blend of wild belgian yeasts and bacteria, this tart and bright wild ale has a huge aroma and tart finish.

Farmer’s Reserve No. 4

Ale aged in wine barrels with cara cara oranges, meyer lemons and buddha’s hand citrons

6% ABV | 375ml bottles & limited draft

This tart, citrus-infused wild ale is the story of a farm. In 1921, Shotaro Hamada founded Hamada Farms in the San Joaquin Valley. Today, his grandson Cliff manages 235 acres of bountiful land. Brewed with a tantalizing blend of Hamada’s winter citrus—tart Cara Cara Oranges, sweet Meyer Lemons and fragrant Buddha’s Hand Citrons—this refreshing ale is aged in used wine barrels for over a year.