The exploration of wine and beer is one of our favorite frontiers. And with this release, we don’t just blur the lines between the two. We break the boundaries. Rue Sans is a rustic, woody fusion of our sour rye ale with Roussanne grapes. Known for rich, complex notes of apricot and honeysuckle, our friends and collaborators at Sans Liege Wines destemmed Roussanne grapes from Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard for this rare release. Over the course of four days, the grapes soaked on skins, with ongoing pump overs to submerge them. We then transported the juice to Bruery Terreux and blended it with select barrels of Sour in the Rye, tucking the creation into American Oak barrels to let nature take its course. After nearly a year, the beer emerged with characteristics of both Roussanne wine and something new entirely to the world of sour beer. Like the wine, it shares a commanding palate presence, bold orange color, spice notes and dynamic, robust flavors at every turn. Unlike the wine, it’s a beer.
Comte, dried apricots, blanquette de veau, red mullet, short rib ravioli, slow roasted root vegetables. A gap and a bridge.