Avery Dihos Dactylion debuts at end of month

Avery Dihos Dactylion

(Boulder, CO) – From Avery Brewing‘s newsletter sent out tonight…


Dihos Dactylion Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
Release Party is Friday 2/25 at 6PM
248 Cases Produced
Experimentation. Ales and lagers that defy styles or categories. This is what we are about: our driving force, our passion. To further facilitate this innovative spirit, we’ve developed our Barrel-Aged Series where anything, and we mean ANYTHING, goes! Brewed for those as adventurous as we are!

Flavor Profile:
Aged for eighteen months in fresh Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels, Dihos Dactylion features a primary fermentation using a proprietary blend of saison yeasts, a secondary fermentation of our house brettanomyces wild yeast strain, along with lactobacillus and pediococcus bacteria added to sour things up. Dihos Dactylion bursts with aggressive aromas of red wine and a touch of brett; delightfully sour to the taste, initial lactic acid flavors hit high in the cheekbones before transitioning to complex layers of soft fruit, oaky-tannins and red wine.

Release Party & Beer Sales Details:
Click HERE for the release party sales plan for Dihos Dactylion.

Dihos Dactylion Stats:
Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
Aged 18 months in fresh Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from Plumpjack Vineyards (CA)
Selectively blended from the very best 13 barrels of an initial 36 barrel batch
10.74% ABV
$8 per 12oz bottle
Limit 6 per customer

Don’t live in Colorado? 200+ cases of Dihos Dactylion will be put up for grabs from the Avery Tap Room on 2/25. If any remains unsold after the release, we will allocate it among the best Avery beer bars and bottle shops around the country.

Upcoming Releases:

Collaboration Not Litigation Ale (Batch #5) – February 18th, 2011 at the Boulder Strong Ale Festival

The Maharaja Imperial IPA Batch #13 Releases on Friday, March 11th 6PM-10PM

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