26 Jan 2017 Liquid Riot launches Small Batch Series with the only planned 2017 release of Blushing Star, World Beer Cup Gold Medal winner
PORTLAND, ME — Liquid Riot Bottling Company, the Portland-based brewery, distillery and resto-bar, launches its 2017 Small Batch Series, Tuesday, January 31, 2017. First up is Blushing Star, Liquid Riot’s World Beer Cup 2016 Brett Beer category gold medal winner. Liquid Riot CEO and Founder, Eric Michaud, announced the brewery’s 2017 series of limited-quantity, bottle conditioned beers, barrel-aged with Brettanomyces and other souring microbes.
Liquid Riot Small Batch Series release schedule
Blushing Star – Barrel aged lager with peaches (6%)
The World Beer Cup 2016 gold medal winner in the Brett Beer category. It’s an American Pilsner aged in neutral oak barrels with fruit-forward Brettanomyces strains. It’s then transferred to a stainless tank and aged on Blushing Star peaches. Available starting January 31, 2017*
Persuasion – Port barrel aged sour brown with cherries (7%)
A barrel fermented sour brown ale using a blend of wild yeasts and microbes for 6 months, then transferred into a Californian port barrel with 100 pounds of Maine-grown Montmorency Cherries, for an additional 8 months before bottling. Release February 14, 2017
Cuvée Efflorescence – Barrel aged Belgian-style ale (8.7%)
A Strong Belgian style amber ale aged in two barrels, one bourbon, one red wine with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis and Drei for 10 months before blending and bottling. Release February 28, 2017
Vinlandic – Gin barrel aged Norwegian-style farmhouse (8%)
A Norwegian-style farmhouse beer made using local oats, rye, wheat, and barley and harvested juniper, from Michaud family property in Yarmouth. Aged in a freshly dumped gin barrel from Smooth Ambler with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis for 7 months before bottling. Release March 14, 2017
Straight to Black:out Single Malt (12%)
Imperial Stout aged in Liquid Riot Old Port Single Malt Whiskey barrels. Big and rich with subtle smokiness from the single malt whiskey. Release March 28, 2017
*This is the only opportunity to purchase bottles of Blushing Star this year.
Each customer can purchase up to four 500ml bottles, per each Small Batch beer. Bottles will be on sale in the Liquid Riot Retail Shop only, while supplies last. Liquid Riot is located at 250 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101 and online at www.liquidriot.com. Open at 12 noon 7 days.