Inspired by our annual release of Squashed Grape, we wanted to see if a similar concept would work with white grapes. In 2019, we bought a large amount of locally grown Chardonnay grapes and foot stomped them before fermenting a beer on the skins. Similarly In 2020, we bought some local Reichensteiner grapes that were a lot riper, and therefore sweeter, and repeated the process of foot stomping and fermenting on the skins.
We then blended these two grape fermented beers together in one of our oak foudres for four months and added in some wine lees to further the maturation and flavour development.
The Wild Beer Co was born in 2012 out of a love of fermentation, barrel-ageing and most importantly, flavour. Known for producing a range of eclectic and diverse beers that push the boundaries of brewing, their core range carries through this ethos delivering big flavours which are extremely accessible to all.