Fremont Brewing just announced the upcoming release of a special collaboration beer brewed with one of the brewery’s neighbors, Floodland Brewing. Woodland Park Avenue North is an American Sour Ale named after the street on which both breweries reside. Fremont Brewing will release the beer on Thursday, March 4th (details below).
This is the latest release in the Fremont Brewing Dark Heron Project — an ongoing series of small-batch, mixed-fermentation beers. As explained below, there’s quite a story behind this one.
FLOODLAND & FREMONT BREWING COLLABORATE ON WOODLAND PARK AVENUE NORTH
“It all started with a busted, leaky mess of an oak foedre from France. Adam Paysse, owner/brewer of Floodland, had purchased the foedre and upon receipt realized it would take a great deal more time and effort to bring it back to life than he had for the project and graciously gifted it to Fremont,” said Matt Lincecum, Co-Founder and Brewer of Fremont Brewing.
Brewed to commemorate the refurbished foedre with Adam’s collaboration, Woodland Park Avenue North is from Fremont’s Black Heron Project series of beers. The Black Heron Project is focused on creating small-batch, mixed fermentation beer that highlight local grain, local hops, and local fruit.
A 7.2% American Sour Ale, Woodland Park Avenue North was brewed with both malted and raw Washington triticale, is a hybrid of wheat and rye as well as barley grown and malted at Mecca Grade in Oregon. Woodland Park was mash hopped with aged Washington whole hop flowers and fermented in the refurbished oak wine foedre with mixed yeast cultures from Fremont and Floodland. After fermentation in the foedre ceased, Woodland Park was refermented on Washington grown Viognier grapes from the 2019 harvest and traditionally conditioned and carbonated in bottle.
Named Woodland Park Avenue North to celebrate the street where Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden and original brew house are located as well as Floodland’s fermentation and aging facility. The pre-sale will take place on Thursday, March 4th at 12PM via fremontbrewing.com.
Orders will be limited to 2, 750ml bottle and 1, Magnum bottle per household while supplies last. Order pick-ups will start at Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden on Saturday, March 6th at 12PM.
For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.