Green Flash Brewing Co. (San Diego, California) recently announced that Vivid Sauvage Belgian-style India Pale Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels is returning this month as the brewery’s latest Cellar 3 limited release.
Previously released under the name Oculus Sauvage, Green Flash created Vivid Sauvage as a hybrid ale that combines the Belgian-style Tripel and American Imperial India Pale Ale styles. To make this a true Cellar 3 offering, the base beer is then “inoculated with Brettanomyces [and] aged for 12-24 months in red wine barrels.” Once the aging process is completed, the finished beer weighs in at 10.1% ABV and “offers juicy and tart hints of apple orchard and soft vanilla balanced by a satisfying kick of barnyard funk.”
Vivid Sauvage is a limited release offering that is available now in 750 ml bottles and on draft. You can expect to find this offering on shelves and taps at select beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Green Flash Brewing’s expansive distribution network. Vivid Sauvage will not be around for long, so be sure to grab a bottle or pour whenever you happen upon it. Prost!
Vital Information for Vivid Sauvage from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Cellar 3, April 2017
Style – Hybrid Ale, Belgian-style Tripel & American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 10.1%
IBUs – 101
Treatment – Inoculated with Brettanomyces yeast, aged in red wine barrels for 12-24 months
Availability – 750 ml bottles & draft
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