Southern Symphony – A Collaboration with Cigar City Brewing
Southern Symphony is a barrel-aged Brett beer. Three different base lager batches brewed with three different hop schedules and then aged in three kinds of barrels (wine, gin, and spirit) with the addition of two native Georgia grapes, scuppernongs and muscadines – one grape variety per barrel. Forty-five barrels, nearly every one unique. Oh, and the fruit additions were fermented with two different strains of brettanomyces. Hello, funky. A total of 38 of the 45 barrels made the final blend, with perhaps thirty of those barrels being a unique combination of inputs.
And that final blend? Imagine a rich, woody white wine with all the beautiful funkiness of a brett beer. It’s a one-of-a-kind. It will only be made this one time and we are grateful Cigar City Brewing and brewmaster Wayne Wambles for working with us to create such a tribute to creativity and innovation.