Described as “a once in a lifetime Mélange of [Embrace the Funk’s] first two coolship beers,” Twelve Sixteen is an American Wild Ale “brewed with raw wheat, pale malt and aged hops” and then “spontaneously fermented by local Nashville microflora in the 2012/13 & 2016/17 seasons.” This special project went on to be “oak aged then blended for a natural one-year bottle refermentation.”
“When we were preparing to move the brewery in early 2019, I found a keg of our original spontaneous ale named “Clarence” brewed on 12/12/12 at Division Street in downtown Nashville. The beer was a reflection of what our native local environment influenced, eventually advancing to the medal round of GABF 2014.
“Finding that keg, and tasting a beer I thought was long gone was very exciting. It made sense to take our first batch in 2012 and blend it with our first batch in our new coolship from the 2016/2017 season of spontaneous brewing. Bottled on April 23rd 2019 for a one-year bottle conditioning evolution. I hope you enjoy this project of time, natural progression, local microflora and passion.
“It has long been a dream of mine to present on a larger scale what the diverse Middle Tennessee microbes have to offer.”
– Brandon Jones, Head Funkmaster & Brewer for Yazoo’s Embrace the Funk program
Twelve Sixteen is scheduled to officially release at Yazoo Brewing Company on Wednesday, May 20 and you can pre-order your bottles now by clicking here. This Special Release is limited to only 500 375ml bottles and “once gone they are gone.” Prost!