Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale coming to bottles this fall

Lagunitas_LilSumpinWild(Petaluma, CA) – Lagunitas Brewing is bringing A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale to the bottle.

Per the website, the beer will debut in September: “Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale…. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness. ABV: 7.8%.” This will be released in 22 oz. bombers.

More from Brewed for Thought: “The hops were changed up slightly to provide more bright, fruity flavors and avoid more ‘oleaceous’ hops. Then, this brew was pitched with their Belgian saison yeast. The result is honey-ish with bright citrus flavors and incredible drinkable. The beer finishes with a subtle Belgian yeasty bite at the back end […]

While a Little Sumpin’ Wild will make it to kegs in the near future, some of the beer was added to fresh, unwashed chardonnay barrels. This beer was taken from the tanks prior to dry hopping. Brewer Jeremy Marshall says this was done as he doesn’t like the way dry-hopped beers age. These beers will mature in the barrels and probably turn into 4 various brett-ed and fruited beers which will be ready in anywhere from 9-15 months.”

The big question . . . is this beer really “wild” at all? A Beer Advocate member posted about the beer not having much “wild” character. The description lacks any mention of bugs. Rubio’s article mentions some variations that contain bugs but they sound like they will come out next year.

So if you are looking for a wild ale as we think of them, proceed with caution.

Kudos to Unnecessary Umlaut who broke the news last Monday.

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8 thoughts on “Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale coming to bottles this fall

  1. OMG this brewery isnt listing something as a brett wild ale and selling it for 7.99 a bomber.instead they’re putting out a good reasonably priced beer! shame on them!

  2. Did I miss the part about 22 oz or 6-pack 12 oz? I’m really looking forward to this, just curious about the bottle size.

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  5. Uses Westmalle yeast. I was under the impression that wild yeasts infected beer but I guess that’s not the case? Love this beer regardless.

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