NOLA Brewing is releasing two collaboration beers, made with breweries 7venth Sun from the Tampa Bay area and Fulton Brewery in Minneapolis.
House of the Rising is a sour beer made in collaboration with 7venth Sun. Each brewery pitched its wild yeasts into a beer made with barley, wheat and oats, as well as mayhaws and strawberry puree.
"This beer was first and foremost an experimenta- tion in fermentation," says NOLA's "Director of Funk" and sour beer brewer Derek Lintern. "The addition of raw mayhaw fruit also introduced more wild yeast and bacteria, making this truly a wild beer."
House of the Rising will be released Dec. 11 at the The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com). It will be available in limited quantities of 750 milliliter bottles as well as on draft.
The Fulton collaboration comes from the Mississippi River starting in Minnesota and ending in Louisiana. As the water moves south, it picks up sediment and funk, making the water that flows into the Gulf of Mexico different than it was in the north. There are two "Messipi" versions: a clean and pure version of amber saison and a funky version, which uses wild yeast strains to give the vibe of the muddy Mississippi.
"With both breweries' mutual need and respect for the Mississippi River that connects us, we thought it would be fun to put a spin on the 'clean' and 'funky' aspect we each experience," NOLA Brewing CEO Kirk Coco said in a statement.