Live with California Wild Ales

For the first episode of Season #3 of The Indie Beer Show we bring you the awesome people behind California Wild Ales! Bill and Zack will join us to breakdown their process, love of Comic Con, and all things local, small batch, sour beer production.
We will be featuring the following beers:
Peach on Peach:
We took a ton of peaches… almost 2 pounds per gallon and rested them on our barrel-aged golden base for 2 months. We then took 120 gallons of that beer and racked it onto another 200 pounds of peaches for an additional 2 months. The result is an explosion of fuzzy peach flavor.
500ml | 16.9oz | 5% ABV
Mead Berry with Vanilla:
Made with berries from Lost Cause Meadery, this Wild Ale Collaboration contains hundreds of pounds of blackberries and raspberries that previously rested in finished mead.
Exploding with bright raspberry and a blackberry-jam finish, the tart berries and golden ale is perfectly balanced by a beautiful sweetness from the honey. We took a portion of the mead berries and rested it on Bourbon-Soaked Madagascar Vanilla Beans. Adding the vanilla created a sweet berry pie flavor and is one of our best pastry sours to date.
500ml | 16.9oz | 5% ABV
Darth Citrius:
Darth Citrius is made with the best Bearss Limes, Meyer Lemons, and Satsuma Mandarines we could get our hands-on. All this citrus was picked fresh off the trees at our friends Summer’s place in Escondido, CA.
500ml | 16.9oz | 4.7% ABV
Black is Beautiful:
The Black is Beautiful initiative, created by Weathered Souls Brewing Co., is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily.
One hundred percent of this beer’s proceeds will go to support Color of Change. Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. They challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.
Made in collaboration with our friend Samantha Olsen, we chose a grain bill extremely reminiscent of an Imperial Stout. Coming in around 9% abv, it has a light pleasant roasted character with deep notes of plum and a malty sweetness to compliment the acidity for an extremely well balanced sour stout/dark sour. This beer has been aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months and bottle conditioned for an additional 6 weeks.
500ml | 16.9oz | 9% ABV
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