Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (Sierra Nevada, Russian River collab) label approved

Brux Domesticated Wild Ale

(Chico, CA) – Sierra Nevada Brewing and Russian River Brewing are collaborating on a wild ale called Brux. The beer should be brewed sometime around…now. It is scheduled to come out in stores through Sierra Nevada’s distribution network this summer.

Sierra Nevada Communications Coordinator, Bill Manley offered the following info on the beer last month.

The new RR / SN collaboration will be called BRUX (as in brettanomyces bruxellensis) will be released this summer (tent. July)

It will be brewed at some point in Jan/Feb and then conditioned off-site for several months so the Brett can develop.

It will be through our distribution network. About the same scale of release as Ovila /Sierra 30

This is going to be straight Brett refermentation…no bacterial strains.

We had to move heaven and earth just to deal with the Brett in our facility…talk about pedio has folks here running scared!

The beer is definitely tart, but definitely NOT sour. More dry lemony/spice complexity than acidic sourness.

Vinnie has been doing some really interesting research into Brett flavor profiles, and this one will be a nice treat when its finished.

750mL cage and cork.

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17 thoughts on “Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (Sierra Nevada, Russian River collab) label approved

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  3. Enjoyed a bottle with a friend last night at 12 South Tap Room in Nashville. Best beer I’ve ever had. It gets better as the chill wears off in the glass.

  4. Enjoying a bottle right now. Bought it at room temp and left in the fridge for about an hour. It’s the perfect temp for a bottle conditioned wild ale such as this. Absolutely delicious. I’ve yet to try anything from Russian River that isn’t at least a 9 out of 10. I’d give this a 9 and a half.

    If anyone from AZ sees this, I bought it at Topps on University in Tempe.

  5. Hi everyone. I think this bottle has a special BRUX cap. I collect beer caps but can’t drink so much beer as to collect them all. Any contributions will be appreciated. Please write to — but of course you know what to type instead of the #.

    Will also appreciate suggestions as to other sites to post my quest for caps.

    Cheers and thanks!

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  7. Just enjoying my first glass of Brux, — as it states on the label “Brux will change and develop over time” and “…this ale will progress in the bottle for many years” — Well, this must be true as right now Brux is not quite as full, complex, interesting and, well, Great, as a RR/SN collaboration would imply…Buy at least Three bottles to see how this ages over a year or two…It’s good now, but cellar time will likely transform this into something quite remarkable indeed

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  11. I tried this today: First off: $13.99 a bottle in Pueblo, Co. A bit steep for any bomber size bottle of beer. Secondly: Really a very good beer if you are feeling adventurous. If you are a “Hop Head” or an IPA addict this beer will disappoint but if you are open minded and daring in your experimentation, you’ll be sure to enjoy this beer. Very malty and unique! Almost sweet and “Bready” but with a very smooth finish. My only regret, not getting several and seeing how the flavor changes over time. At $13.99 a bottle, its a bit of an expensive proposition given the amount one gets to enjoy.
    As a business person I understand the inclination to set a premium price and market to the Starbucks set of beer drinkers but in the end, for what it is, it’s overpriced.
    If cost is not a concern and you just want to try it, go for it. It’s good, if not get your self one of the many other fine selections from Sierra Nevada brewers.

  12. Im from Sacramento CA .. where do I find this ?? I really liked it alot when I was visiting my cousin in El doardo during Thanksgiving.. it was super good! I definately will buy it to have it a nice round of cold Brux

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