July 15, 2014

Real, Wild & Woody Beer List Released

Wait, this isn't the Real, Wild & Wooly fest?
Are you ready to keep it real this weekend, Arizona? Hope you snagged your tickets to the inaugural Real, Wild & Woody beer festival put on by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. Because they kind of sold out. But you were warned many times, so snoozers really are losers this time around.

For those attending, you'll get a hand-blown commemorative glass and 20 tastings of specialty cask and barrel-aged beers. Most participating breweries are local, but look for something special from Firestone Walker, New Belgium and Epic. Below is a list, but look for more specialty beers at the fest. Beers being poured from 2-6 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts.

Arizona Wilderness
-DOS: double IPA with mangoes added to cask
-Woolsey the Wild: sour wit beer aged in Russian River Sonambic barrels and fermented with local wild Brettanomyces yeast and 100 lbs of AZ oranges
-Old Brood: New Brood Belgian quad Braggot aged in red wine barrels. Collaboration with Superstition Meadery.

Barrio Brewing
-Vanilla Bean Cask Porter
-Barrio Blanco-Chai Tea: Simcoe dry-hopped white IPA cask
-NCAAle: whiskey barrel-aged strong ale
-Dark sour beer blended with raspberries

BJ's Brewery & Restaurant
-Woody Scottsman: Scotch ale aged in whiskey barrels
-Jeremiah Red cask
-Hopstorm IPA cask

Borderlands Brewing 
-Citrana Sour: lemon-forward Gose with sea salt and corriander
-Flemish red

Cartel Brewing
-Firkin Birch: birch-aged pale ale firkin
-Cupid's Delight: amber rye ale aged on cherry wood with cherries added
-O.C.P. (Oak Coffee Porter): porter aged on oak with whole bean coffee added

College Street Brewhouse & Pub
-Fraternity of Hops 1: West Coast-style IPA pulled before end of fermentation and allowed to finish and age in a firkin
-Fraternity of Hops 2: Same IPA aged on American oak spirals soaked in tequila

Desert Eagle Brewing
-Black Sugar: barrel-aged Russian imperial stout
-Red Mountain Ale: casked amber dry-hopped with Amarillo 

Dragoon Brewing
-Saison Blue: farmhouse-style ale aged 11 months in tequila barrels
-Scout Porter: smoked porter aged 12 months in rye whiskey barrels
-Another TBD beer

Epic Brewing
-Hopulent IPA firkin
-Elder Brett: Brettanomyces-infused saison aged in wine barrels

Fate Brewing
-Puffs Imperial Coffee Milk Porter: cask-conditioned with Cocoa Puffs cereal
-Pebbles Session IPA: cask-conditioned with Fruity Pebbles cereal

-Into the Wild Sour Stout: collaboration with 1055 Brewing 
-Berlemoner: light, crisp, slightly tart berlinerweisse
-Cedar-Aged Pale Ale
-Breakfast for Dinner: barrel-aged porter with glazed donuts and Cartel coffee

Firestone Walker Brewing 
-Stickee Monkee: Central Coast quad aged in bourbon barrels
-Lil Opal: saison farmhouse ale barrel-aged and spiked with Brett and Lacto yeast

Four Peaks Brewing 
-Sirius Black: barrel-aged Russian imperial stout 
-Tequila Raj: English-style IPA aged in tequila barrels
-Sour peach cask ale

Grand Canyon Brewing 
-Shaggy Bock: traditional bock conditioned in fermenter with toasted oak

Granite Mountain Brewing
-Double English brown ale aged on U.S. oak. Collaboration with Lonesome Valley.

Huss Brewing
-Southern Hussy: peach ale aged in bourbon barrels
-BA Snowbird: imperial oatmeal stout aged in bourbon barrels
-BA That'll Do: barrel-aged IPA

Lumberyard Brewing
-Fireside Imperial Red aged in bourbon barrels
-Black IPA firkin

Mother Road Brewing 
-Wooden Spoke 3: bourbon barrel-aged Lost Highway black IPA
-Gold Road: Kolsch-style brew aged in Heaven's Hills barrels with Brettanomyces yeast and pear puree
-Roadside: dry-hopped pale ale cask

Mudshark Brewing 
-2014: Scotch ale aged in Jack Daniels barrels
-La Travail: saison aged on oak with orange, lemon peel and grains of paradise
-Frausboise Requin: raspberry lambic
-Shark Funk: barrel-aged old bruin

New Belgium Brewery
-Paardebloem: wood-aged ale brewed with peach juice, grains of paradise and dandelion greens. Collaboration with Red Rock Brewery.
-Wild Wild Dubbel: dubbel-style beer brewed with Schisandra berries
-Love Oscar: Oscar is the base beer for La Folie
-Biere de Peach: Biere de Mars aged in Leopold Brothers Peach Whiskey barrel with Brett and lemon peel

North Mountain
-N.I.B.: Russian imperial stout brewed with maple syrup

OHSO Brewery 
-Praying Monk Belgian-style quadrupel
-OHSO Hoppy: dry-hopped IPA
-Oaked Barleywine: malty, hoppy and smash-aged in a whiskey barrel
-Oaked Saison

Old World Brewery
-Whiskey Sour: Scotch ale aged in bourbon barrel. Tartness comes from 2nd run in barrel.
-Yard Dog 1: House porter soured and dry-hopped
-Yard Dog 2: House porter soured and aged in red wine barrel
-4 Leaf Irish Red aged in red wine barrel

Papago Brewing 
-Papago Park: barrel-aged pale ale
-Otis: barrel-aged milk stout

Peoria Artisan Brewery
-Artisan Arsonist: smoked and oaked red ale

SanTan Brewing
-Saison di Aleatico aged on oak
-Barrel-aged saison vs. Cabernet Franc
-Beer Gone Wild (no further info)

Sonoran Brewing 
-White Chocolate

Sun Up Brewing 

The Beer Research Institute

The Perch
-Rosemary IPA cask
-Very Cherry fruit ale cask

Thunder Canyon Brewing 
-Continuously hopped cask IPA
-Belgian Brick: barrel-aged Belgian-style pale ale
-Buckmaster: barrel-aged brown ale
-Good Vibe: barrel-aged sour IPA

Wanderlust Brewing       
-928 Local: Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with local wild yeast and honey
-Ostro: sour saison brewed with Lactobacillus yeast
-Farmhouse Rouge: Wine barrel-aged dark saison
-Pan American stout cask: coffee stout aged in the cask with whole vanilla beans


  1. Many thanks for your great posts on the many wonders of beer and where it can be found. When I read posts like this, I imagine myself as a beer Magellan in search of the ever better taste.

  2. Mangoes added to the cask? That's interesting