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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Phi Vlierbloesem- ZilverbesPicobrouwerij Alvinne80.0014.24
Hive AliveStrange Roots Experimental Ales19.6024.1
5 QuintBlacklist Brewing Co.15.0000
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 Company14.0000
Defying Gravity: Kuiper BeltD9 Brewing Company14.0014.1
Defying Gravity: Carrington EventD9 Brewing Company14.00104.11
BenevolenceCambridge Brewing Company13.50624.35
PeachificationPentagonal Brewing Company13.2000
How Ya Doin!Eclipse Brewing13.0013.87
Cherry Bourbonic PlagueCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub13.001134.21
WitlessD9 Brewing Company13.00114.22
Wild Sinister Kid - Black Currant Pinot NoirTrillium Brewing Company12.7054.44
Wild Sinister Kid - Blackberry CabernetTrillium Brewing Company12.7034.68
Grape EscapeBruery Terreux12.6053.94
Whiskey SourHopshire Farm & Brewery12.5014.34
St. Dekkera Reserve: Zure Dubbele StoutDESTIHL Brewery12.50304.09
Pumpkin SmashCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub12.501304.05
Wondrous Beings Chained To LifeFieldwork Brewing Co.12.5012.67
Cascade Vlad The Imp AlerCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub12.307404.29
Terroir Project: Malibu CarbonicBruery Terreux12.3000
AllemandeStrange Roots Experimental Ales12.2014.5
Wild 28Penrose Brewing12.0033.7
Syrah GrapesUrban Artifact12.0014.28
Amphora OryzaOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)12.0034.24
Port EmpressCrooked Run Brewing12.0014.5
The Extinction of Useless LightBurial Beer Co.12.0033.83
Malefactus Amphore Domitare Still AleOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)12.00103.86
Sour PandaSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub12.0064.09
OEC - Kiuchi Rose Awashizuku SakeOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)12.0013.88
Ménage BrahFlat Tail Brewing12.0054.04
Serenata Notturna - BlueberryCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project12.00884.26
UkiyoJapas Cervejaria12.0013.85
BreakfastPlan Bee Farm Brewery12.0044.54
Serenata NotturnaCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project12.002324.25
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
Tripel Berry Hand PieBruery Terreux11.8024.13
Dessert FramboiseLes Trois Mousquetaires11.8014.08
Fleetingly AnchoredCape May Brewing Company11.8000
More Idols Than RealitiesFieldwork Brewing Co.11.7014.5
ThanatosCrane Brewing Company11.7024.17
Suspending DisbeliefHorus Aged Ales11.7013.88
Small Batch Hoarders: Hunny DogBruery Terreux11.7000
AnnuelBruery Terreux11.60154.27
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