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Ranger Creek releases Small Batch No. 2 (Texas Farmhouse Ale)

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Todd, Aug 9, 2012.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    SAN ANTONIO, TX, August 7, 2012 – Following on the heels of their Small Batch No. 1 release in May, Ranger Creek continues their limited edition, seasonal bottle series with Small Batch No. 2. Keeping with their approach to make each release a completely different recipe, the brewery made Small Batch No. 2 an entirely new beer from No. 1. These seasonal single batch brews were designed to be unique, interesting, and often experimental.

    While their first release was an Oak-aged Rye Oatmeal Pale Ale, Small Batch Series No. 2 is a Texas Farmhouse Ale that comes in at 7.7% ABV. The Wallonian-style saison was brewed with spelt malt that has been smoked over 4 Texas fruit woods as a small portion of the grain bill (about 5%). The use of peach, apricot, apple and plum woods add a subtle smokiness and light fruit texture to the earthy-sweet spelt, and marries well with the complexities of the Belgian farmhouse yeast. Earthy, peppery spice, herbal notes, soft ripe fruitiness and light smoke phenols come from fermenting at high temperatures and create a deep, refreshing character. Highly attenuated for a quenching dryness, this traditional saison is an esoteric seasonal that’s made for the Texas summer months. The suggested retail price is $5.49/bottle.

    Each Small Batch release is made in small quantities, and there are only about 7,000 bottles of Small Batch No. 2 for all 27 million Texans. The brewery recommends that folks grab a couple of bottles so they can drink one and save the others to add to their collection. Small Batch Series releases are meant to age well over time and will cellar best in a dark place around 50 degrees. Each batch is brewed and bottled by hand and undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Pour carefully so as not to rouse the yeast. A unique aspect of Small Batch No. 2 is that the beer is also available on draft. Only one batch each of kegs and bottles was brewed, so once the beer is gone it is gone for good.

    More details and available retail locations can be found in the attached press release. For more any more information, give me a shout!


  2. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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  3. Abarhan

    Abarhan Jun 5, 2011 Texas

    It also comes without the sour cheese smelling wax this time.
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