Avancé is a strong, sour ale with aromas of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. Berries and more oak continue in the flavor, which concludes with a warm, sweet finish. The beer is brewed with multiple sugars including molasses, date sugar, white cane sugar, and dark rock candi. It’s then fermented with three different yeast strains and aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. After transferring the beer to stainless we add one pound per gallon of fresh, locally picked strawberries and age it for another six months.
First Released: January 17, 2010
GRAINS: Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend, Munich Malt, Caramel Malt, Carapils
HOPS: Perle, German Tradition, Tettnang, Saaz
YEAST: Three Different Belgian-Style Strains
SPICES/OTHER: Date Sugar, Dark Rock Candi, Molasses, White Cane Sugar, Strawberries
IDEAL WITHIN: One Year