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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Beerislivingproof, May 8, 2013.
It's coming in bottles!
Situated at opposite ends of the California Trail, pioneering breweries Sierra Nevada and Boulevard have once again embarked upon a journey into the unknown. It was in 2012 that we first convened to craft a beer for SAVOR attendees. And it’s that collaborative effort, aptly named Terra Incognita, which brought us together to relive our collective adventure in 2013—and this time we will release it out into the world.
Earlier this year, Sierra Nevada Head Brewer Steve Dresler and Boulevard Brewmaster Steven Pauwels met in Kansas City to create a blend of three components:
Terra Incognita aged in Templeton Rye barrels
Terra Incognita aged in a 2,000-gallon foudre
Fresh Terra Incognita dry-hopped with East Kent Golding
The end result is a, fittingly, earthy beer, celebrating the unique terroir of our two locations. The blend incorporates (roughly) 45% foudre-aged, 30% Templeton-aged, and 25% fresh dry-hopped beer—all aimed at showcasing some predominant oak characteristics with a subtle hint of earthy hops. Then just prior to bottling we added a dose of the wild yeast Brettanomyces, and allowed the beer to age for over three months.
In the spirit of two breweries joining forces, we encourage you to enjoy this beer with good friends (and good food), and then join us in eager anticipation as we wait for Terra Incognita to return yet again in 2014.
Color (EBC) – 92.5
Bitterness (IBUs) – 38.5
Original Gravity (Plato) – 16.9
Terminal Gravity (Plato) – 2.10 (after BC)
Alcohol (ABV) – 8.5%
CO2 – Bottles – 6 g/L *
Holy. Fuck. ISO all of the bottles. None of you get any, it's all MINE.
Anyone know if this will be in SN distro or boulevard? Guessing the latter since blended in KC?
This sounds fucking awesome! They went all out with this. I believe since its bottled by Boulevard, it's their distro. Chalk me up for a case of this, & a case of Love Child.
It is going through Boulevard distro but next year it will go through Sierra Nevada distro.
Two of my favorite breweries, must have. Boulevard distro will make it alot harder to find though :/
Looking forward to this one.
Okay, I'm sorry for being a noob. What's the offical style? Comparables?
American Wild Ale. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/82570
I haven't had it, but I *think* I will be able to find it, now that I know what to look for. Sounds like an intriguing beer to hunt down.
I'll keep my eyes open. I want this one too.
For those who don't click the link above, this is the same beer released at SAVOR in 2012. No one went batshit crazy for it then, surprised to see all the interest now.
Reading the description, you had me until the addition of 'the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces'.
Have at it buddy.
Sounds like something I might happen to enjoy.
Comes out in KC on the 16th....Will be distro'd to the rest of Boulevards markets shortly after.....
Want!!!!!! (FTowne, I'm looking at you when I say that! )
I've got my harpoon ready.
FT: my firstborn, sexual favors, my dignity, etc.
Pm me with offers.
I have a bottle from last years event!!
Can't wait to try the newest vintage!!!
Can't wait to get this one in.
Yeah....ill be getting at least a few bottles of this. And hopefully more Love Child! It is still all over shelves surprisingly
This just hit shelves in Des Moines today. Planning on grabbing a bottle.
Borderline drain pour unfortunately.. Nasty.
Hopefully better than BRUX...
I don't understand why that is/was disparaged so much. Just because it's not super-sour and/or isn't redolant of Eau de Seabiscuit doesn't mean it's lacking.
I guess, myself included, many see Sierra Nevada AND Russian River on the same label and we instantly have mega expectations. Not necessarily sour expectations (although I was guilty of that), but at least something potentially bar-raising. While being an above average brew, it was completely boring and 'safe', imho.
When I see Boulevard and SN on the same label, I feel the same way. Setting myself up for fail? probably.
IMHO, just as lackluster. Such a shame given the two breweries.
i think brux was pretty darn tasty have a bottle im going to sit on for a while talked to sierra nevada at beervanna fest they told me to let it age a while and the sour will open up a lilttle more
You should have waited. I had a BRUX about a month ago and it was drinking fabulously.
Just saw this one today and grabbed a bottle, boulevard hasn't let me down yet
Actually have a few bottles in the cellar I've been sitting on lookin forward to revisiting it now!
Started to hit Chicago this week. Bought a few bottles and I think it is pretty solid. One of the better beers I've had this year.
Hit Atlanta today. Grabbed a bottle at Hop City
Just found two bottles last night!
I'll post back after I pop one open!
Had this the other night with a couple friends. It was so over carbonated that I almost could not drink it. Anyone else experience this as well?
Obtained a bottle, probably will wait a few months to open.
Got one in Dallas today. Will be doing the same.
Yeah mine was a straight up gusher.