Join us next Saturday, Dec. 15 for release party for our inaugural Belgian-style Lambic: Velo de Flor! We’ll have a band in the brewery starting at 3PM, and a special Brewmaster-led tour at 4PM where Josh will dive into how Lambics are made and how we work with fresh Texas wine barrels. Chef will also have food specials incorporating the beer as an ingredient.
Vista’s own limestone-filtered well water combined with house-aged, whole-cone hops and a mixture of seven different cultures to mimic traditional spontaneous fermentations of southern Belgium.
The majority of fermentation took place in freshly-emptied Tempranillo, Tannat and Aglianico barrels from Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, TX.
Tasting Notes: Pink-hued ale with notes of tart cherries and sultanas which accentuate hints of lemon, grapefruit and orange peels. Brettanomyces lends dry farmhouse notes of earth and hay, along with a wine-like spice.
Suggested Pairing: A natural pairing with cheese courses or sip as an aperitif.
Storage: Development in bottle is a standard of the Lambic style and this blend should age and become increasingly complex and tart for decades to come.