Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will host a bottle release for Fauxjolais, a fruited blend of Saisons, on Saturday, October 13.
Born out of “Creature Comforts’ appreciation of Old World wine and nuanced flavors”, Fauxjolais – a playful name that references Beaujolais wines – starts as a “blend of saisons from the brewery’s wine barrel cellar.” The blend was then conditioned on “second use organic black raspberries and black currants” that were previously used to create River Ridge Black. The finished Fauxjolais is a bottle conditioned offering that comes in at 6.9% ABV.
“The name of the beer is a play on words,” said Wood Cellar & Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers. “I enjoy drinking Beaujolais wines, which traditionally are very drinkable and have a bit of acid and funkiness. We were inspired to mimic some of those flavors using alternative fruit to grapes in Fauxjolais.”
750ml bottles of Fauxjolais will release alongside River Ridge Black (click here for more details) on October 13 in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Quantities are limited, and this Limited Release offering is not expected to see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for Fauxjolais from Creature Comforts Beer Co.
Release – Limited; October 13, 2018
Style – Saison (blend)
ABV – 6.9%
Treatment – A blend of Saisons that were aged in the brewery’s wine barrel cellar
Added Ingredients – Conditioned on second use organic black raspberries & black currants
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “Creature Comforts staff member Melissa Merrill designed the artwork for the label. The original artwork was painted with a medium derived from blackberries and ink.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room-only release