FROM THE CURIOUS SERIES: THE CURIOUS NO. 12
We developed Curious 12 from our desire to create a beer that mimics red wine without the use of grapes. The beer was port barrel-aged and packaged still, supporting the red wine flavors present in the offering. Once River Ridge Black was finished conditioning on top of the fruit, we transferred some of the beer to a port barrel to age for 8 months. This additional aging was to encourage port flavors to round out the flavor profile of River Ridge Black and add depth and complexity via the oxidized flavors of port.
The Curious No. 12 is a part of our Curious Series in which we explore new techniques, flavors, and ingredients. The beer is 8.1% ABV and will be available in a limited amount of 500mL bottles from the tasting room on June 15th for onsite consumption only.