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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Heavy BandwidthOdd Breed Wild Ales18.0000
Reality Is Obscure Cherry Brandy Cask FinishOdd Breed Wild Ales16.5614.3
R├ęcolteBruery Terreux15.4014.07
Double Barrel Aged Wild Sinister KidTrillium Brewing Company15.0014.44
5 QuintBlacklist Brewing Co.15.0000
Narrow Bandwidth of RealityOdd Breed Wild Ales15.0013.18
PerisphinctesUrban Artifact14.1014.39
Defying Gravity: VoyagerD9 Brewing Company14.0023.21
Dark Raspberry Sour AleGreat Flood Brewing Company14.0024.1
Defying Gravity: Escape VelocityD9 Brewing Company14.00114.03
Defying Gravity: L1 GateD9 Brewing Company14.0094.07
Defying Gravity: Infinite ImprobabilityD9 Brewing Company14.0043.62
Defying Gravity: Kuiper BeltD9 Brewing Company14.0024.02
Defying Gravity: WormholeD9 Brewing Company14.0013.49
Defying Gravity: Carrington EventD9 Brewing Company14.00104.11
BenevolenceCambridge Brewing Company13.50664.34
Pays d'AugeCellador Ales13.5044
Castle MagicBruery Terreux13.1014.52
Vox MarisThe BottleHouse Brewing Company13.0054.05
How Ya Doin!Eclipse Brewing13.0013.87
WitlessD9 Brewing Company13.00114.22
NubiolPicobrouwerij Alvinne12.8013.65
Grape EscapeBruery Terreux12.6053.94
Whiskey SourHopshire Farm & Brewery12.5014.34
St. Dekkera Reserve: Zure Dubbele StoutDESTIHL Brewery12.50314.07
Pumpkin SmashCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub12.501324.05
Cascade Vlad The Imp AlerCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub12.307584.29
AllemandeStrange Roots Experimental Ales12.2014.5
Natty NoirBruery Terreux12.1034.05
Wild 28Penrose Brewing12.0033.7
Port EmpressCrooked Run Brewing12.0014.5
The Extinction of Useless LightBurial Beer Co.12.0063.96
Malefactus Amphore Domitare Still AleOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)12.00103.86
Sour PandaSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub12.0064.09
Serenata Notturna - BlueberryCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project12.00894.25
BreakfastPlan Bee Farm Brewery12.0044.54
Serenata NotturnaCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project12.002354.25
Slice of Life3 Sons Brewing Company12.0034.3
Serenata Notturna (Laws Secale Rye)Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project12.0000
Double Double Barrel Ale LambicusFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.0063.65
Editions On Oak - Port Barrel Aged Sour AleLetra - Cerveja Artesanal Minhota12.0024.19
EcstasyHeretic Brewing Company12.0053.78
Ichabod CraneHalo Brewery12.0000
Twist Collaboration (Chenin Blanc Grapes)The Ale Apothecary11.9800
Peaches N' Cream3 Sons Brewing Company11.8000
Dessert FramboiseLes Trois Mousquetaires11.8014.08
Sahalie - Chenin BlancThe Ale Apothecary11.7813.06
More Idols Than RealitiesFieldwork Brewing Co.11.7014.5
ThanatosCrane Brewing Company11.7034.15
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