On Friday, December 2, Frederick H. Berlin-style Tart Wheat Beer officially began its public launch as the latest year-round offering available from Bruery Terreux (Anaheim, California).
With the introduction of Frederick H., Bruery Terreux – a boutique craft brewery and extension of The Bruery that specializes in farmhouse-style wild and sour ales – continues the gradual expansion of their year-round portfolio. Named after Founder & CEO Patrick Rue’s grandfather, Frederick Hottenroth, Frederick H. arrives as “a tart, wheat-based beer 100% fermented in American-made oak foeders.” These “massive oak foeders can each hold 250 BBLs (7750 gallons) of beer, which is continuously pulled out in small amounts as the tanks are topped off with fresh wort.” This approach makes it so the brewers can create a “characterful sour beer that’s full of flavor and racy on the palate.”
“My grandfather was a brilliant inventor. He had a mind for innovation, for knowing the future. I remember him explaining global warming to me in the late ‘80s — and to be honest, we didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. Like Fred, Frederick H. is unique, inventive yet traditional,” shares Patrick Rue. “The fermentation is 100% in oak foeders with a special blend of brettanomyces and lactobacillus, giving Frederick H. a bright acidity and a tropical, fruity aroma and flavor. Each batch benefits from the contributions of previous batches, as it’s fermented and aged in a process resembling the solera method.”
Frederick H. joins Saison Rue Brettanomyces-fermented Rye Saison and Beret Sour Imperial Witbier aged in Oak Barrels with Raspberries as one of three year-round releases available in 2017. The public release of Frederick H. began on December 2 at all Tasting Room locations for The Bruery and at TheBrueryStore.com. With availability in 750ml bottles and on draft, this offering will then be sent out for national release later in December. Look for this one to turn up at craft beer-friendly retailers, restaurants and bars located in Florida and throughout the rest of the distributed regions of Bruery Terreux. Prost!
Vital Information for Frederick H. from Bruery Terreux
Release – Year-Round, launching December 2016
Style – Berliner Weisse-style Beer
ABV – 4.4%
IBUs – 2
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Distribution – FL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI
Fun Fact – Frederick H. marks the second beer from The Bruery to be named after Frederick Hottenroth. Now retired, Hottenroth – actually named for both grandparents, Fred & Sarah Hottenroth – was an award-winning Berliner Weisse previously offered by the brewery.