This year we had a lot of fun reimaging what the beers coming out of Cervino series could be like. First and foremost, this series is an exploration into the pairing of wine grapes with sour beer. At their base line, Cervino beers incorporate oak-aged sour beer and grape juice at roughly a 50/50 ratio. The microflora present in our beer re-ferments the large portion of grape juice until dry. The result is a cool hybrid that, while still rooted in beer, draws heavily from the wine-making world as well.
This year, we decided to take things one step further and produce two Sangria variants in the Cervino line. Drawing inspiration from the namesake, fruity wine-based cocktail, these beers utilize additional elements in conjunction with the grapes used.
For Cervino: White Sangria we selected Sauvignon Blanc as the grape of choice. This grape variety is often known for producing playful notes of kiwi and green apple, and is one that we have always wanted to work with. After the juice was blended with beer and re-fermented until dry, the beer received an additional fruiting using fresh peaches from Door County, and then dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin before packaging.
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