American Wild Ale

Sometimes Belgian influenced, American Wild Ales are beers that are introduced to "wild" yeast or bacteria, such as Brettanomyces (Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, Brettanomyces Lambicus or Brettanomyces Anomolus), Pediococcus, or Lactobacillus. This introduction may occur from oak barrels that have been previously inoculated, pitching into the beer, or gained from various "sour mash" techniques. Regardless of the method, these yeast and/or bacteria leave a mark that should be noticeable to strong, and often contribute a sour and/or funky, wild note. Mixed-fermentation examples will display a range of aromatics, rather than a single dominant character.

ABV: 6.0-10.0% | IBU: 5-30 | Glassware: Tulip

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NectaMelorineHorus Aged Ales ? 14.17
Motueka MuscleHaymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery ? 43.87
Landis Harvest AleButternuts Beer & Ale ? 43.76
Funky Face: Raspberry SourOld Ox Brewery ? 00
Ghost Sour Project - Passion FruitDragon Stone Abbey ? 14.02
LimooFair State Brewing Cooperative ? 74.12
Blueberry LemonFair State Brewing Cooperative ? 14.1
J.R.E.A.M. - Strawberry Rhubarb PieBurley Oak Brewing Co. ? 104.23
Needs More CherriesLong Beach Beer Lab ? 13.76
J.R.E.A.M. - CoquitoBurley Oak Brewing Co. ? 84.32
Deborah SourDouble Nickel Brewing Company ? 53.74
Sour K w/ PassionfruitFour Sons Brewing ? 14.34
Thorns Of StonePhantom Carriage ? 00
Tropical HopcakeAlmanac Beer Co. ? 24.16
Origins - Bourbon Barrel AgedCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project ? 194.24
Embrace The Funk - Funky Blue PersuasionYazoo Brewing Company ? 144.18
Puff Tart - MandarinThe Brewing Projekt ? 13.84
FuzzyLost Nation Brewing ? 224.27
Raspberry SourOtter Creek Brewing ? 23.38
Grape Squish - RoseBurley Oak Brewing Co. ? 34.09
MelonPlan Bee Farm Brewery ? 144.03
Aurora CroceusArts District Brewing Co. ? 00
SyndicationPure Project ? 13.79
Devil Up A TreeSmog City Brewing ? 24.17
PlumsPlan Bee Farm Brewery ? 74.08
Goodbye to BeautyHorus Aged Ales ? 34.45
Funky VirtueBozeman Brewing Company ? 43.98
Eye RhymeNovel Brewing Company ? 00
Cygnus: Cherry (Blend A)Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales ? 124.24
SashaDry River Brewing ? 14.35
Clover ClubHopewell Brewing Co. ? 133.72
Shadow Factory: Cranberry & BoysenberryBlack Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales ? 44.13
GuayaboDry River Brewing ? 00
FunkonnayHallertau Brewbar ? 54.37
Elektra La ExóticaNew Braunfels Brewing Company ? 24.17
Le Roar Grrrz AardbeiBullfrog Brewery ? 994.24
SugoiColectivo Axolote ? 13.59
Wharf Series No. 32New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) ? 24.51
Paw PawOff Color Brewing ? 14
Sour Logger's LagerMoccasin Bend Brewing Co. ? 14.29
InharmonicTired Hands Brewing Company ? 24.31
Sour MountainMoccasin Bend Brewing Co. ? 14.6
Alchemy & MagicThe Rare Barrel ? 64.04
Can't Quit You IVBlack Star Co-op Pub & Brewery ? 24.67
White Lies with Sauvignon BlancBlood Brothers Brewing ? 14.5
Crime Of PassionBullfrog Brewery ? 472.39
Citra Blood OrangeUnity Vibration ? 33.25
Tank Tap - Sour With DatesKarl Strauss Brewing Company ? 13.9
Jelly LegsSurly Brewing Company ? 14
Dungeon FunkRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 13.87
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