Wild Ale

Learn more about the Wild Ale style of beer.

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 Anomalus), 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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Name  |  Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg Last Active
Farmer's Reserve Blackberry
Almanac Beer Co.
7.006444.1908-01-2022
Bourbonic Plague
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
11.106344.2611-20-2023
Origins
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
6.506294.2607-11-2023
Blue Sunday Sour
New Holland Brewing Company
6.606263.8711-14-2021
Beauregarde
The Bruery
5.305944.2906-19-2022
Tell-Tale Tart
Boulevard Brewing Co.
6.205823.7808-25-2021
Cuvée De Castleton
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
8.405734.3707-28-2022
The Wild One
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
6.305514.1512-01-2023
Amorous
Wicked Weed Brewing
6.905504.1605-06-2023
Raspberry
Upland Brewing Company
6.005394.1611-23-2023
Figaro
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
9.505374.1903-04-2023
分 桃 (Fēn Táo)
Jester King Brewery
6.405334.3612-26-2023
Chevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
8.905334.2707-20-2023
Map Of The Sun
The Rare Barrel
6.305224.4207-10-2023
Fantasia
Upright Brewing Company
5.755224.3801-02-2023
Kiwi
Upland Brewing Company
7.005214.1405-24-2020
Strawberry
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
7.395203.9808-19-2022
Prairie Gold
Prairie Artisan Ales
6.505124.0606-24-2020
Tarte Nouveau Session Sour
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.905073.6410-29-2020
Sahalie
The Ale Apothecary
9.835064.3601-21-2024
Dark Swan
Lagunitas Brewing Company
8.704893.8706-01-2023
Lady Of The Woods
Cisco Brewers Inc.
5.004864.1310-21-2020
Cuvée D'Industrial
Allagash Brewing Company
8.604854.3507-02-2023
Beard Beer
Rogue Ales
5.604823.5402-21-2021
Mattina Rossa
Allagash Brewing Company
6.604754.3601-07-2024
Krieky Bones
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
5.704734.3311-30-2023
Petite Sour - Blueberry
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.504714.2309-28-2023
Home, Sour Home
The Rare Barrel
5.804574.405-01-2023
Blackberry
Upland Brewing Company
6.004574.2312-18-2023
Peach
Upland Brewing Company
6.004564.1411-06-2020
Omniscience & Proselytism
Jester King Brewery
5.004524.3809-29-2023
Ol' Oi!
Jester King Brewery
6.304384.1208-27-2021
Farmer's Reserve Blueberry
Almanac Beer Co.
7.004374.1405-27-2022
La Fosse
Side Project Brewing
8.004364.5101-27-2024
Medora
Wicked Weed Brewing
6.204354.2712-24-2023
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA
Epic Brewing Company
4.504273.7702-05-2023
L'Brett D'Or
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
5.004174.302-27-2022
Bel Air Sour
Brooklyn Brewery
5.804103.8802-18-2024
Tiarna
Allagash Brewing Company
7.104084.1101-22-2023
Sour Reserve
Upland Brewing Company
7.304034.3702-21-2021
Pechish Woods
Cisco Brewers Inc.
4.903974.1911-06-2018
Sang Rouge
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
7.803964.2501-01-2024
Red Swingline
Trinity Brewing Company
4.103944.1812-17-2021
The Broken Truck
de Garde Brewing
5.003924.5807-12-2023
Tart Side Of The Moon
Brewery Vivant
9.503873.8912-03-2019
Cuvée De Ranke
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
7.003854.1905-12-2023
Detritivore
Jester King Brewery
5.503844.2607-11-2023
Elderberry
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
7.753764.0708-19-2022
Manhattan NW
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
10.303744.2712-19-2021
Sobrehumano Palena'ole
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
6.003744.0804-11-2022
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