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Sour Barrel-Aged Ale with Strawberries

Avancé is a strong, sour ale with aromas of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. Berries and more oak continue in the flavor, which concludes with a warm, sweet finish. The beer is brewed with multiple sugars including molasses, date sugar, white cane sugar, and dark rock candi. It’s then fermented with four different yeast strains and aged in a large oak foudre for a year with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. After transferring the beer to stainless we add one pound per gallon of fresh, locally picked strawberries and age it for another six months.

8.0% ABV


Grains: Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend, Munich Malt, Caramel Malt, Carapils

Hops: Perle, German Tradition, Tettnang, and Saaz

Yeast: Four different Belgian-Style Strains

Spices/Other: Date Sugar, Dark Rock Candi, Molasses, White Cane Sugar, Strawberries

Ideal Within: Four years

Suggested Pour Size: 12 oz. Chalice

First Released: January 17, 2010

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375 mL bottle