Welcome to the Outer Reaches
Since our inception in 2013, we knew we wanted to brew sours. Executing a world-class sour, however, requires a different toolkit and mentality than a "clean" beer program — in other words, it takes a lot of time. We dedicated a sizable amount of area and equipment to the experimentation, fermentation, and maturation of tart and funky beers, hard work that has reaped delicious rewards. After 4+ years, we are excited to introduce Outer Reaches Sour Ales, our wild and funky family of Brett Culture, Mixed Culture, and Fruited/Cuvée sours.
Science Fiction, our fourth Outer Reaches Sour Ale offering, will be released on Friday, July 13th, at 3pm in the Rhinegeist taproom. A Funky Blonde Ale, this brew began as a six gallon experiment back in 2013, our Barrel Master’s first foray into the mystical ether of sour beer. Since then, we’ve refined it, melding our Belgian Extra Pale Ale Fiction with a Roeselare yeast blend and allowing it to work its magic in wine barrels for 20 months. Funkified and rarified, this sour will be available in 500ml bottles and on draft in our taproom (while supplies last) and at other select locations.
Infinite Dawn, our first Outer Reaches Sour Ale, was released in April; Metaphysical Mango, our second Outer Reaches Sour Ale, and Dark Matter, our third Outer Reaches Sour Ale, were released in May.
For a deeper dive into our sours story, check out our blog feature.
For further information on our sour program, check out the full Outer Reaches Sour Ales press release.