(Glendale, WI) – Sprecher Brewing Company just added to its growing Belgian-style portfolio with the release of Touch of Blue, a Blueberry Lambic made with whole blueberries. After creating a base ale with Belgian yeast culture and bacteria strains, Sprecher’s brewmaster aged the beer for two years with whole blueberries until it expressed just the right amount of intense floral and dark fruit aromas resulting in a well-balanced, flavorful lambic with a compelling sour finish. The result: a beer perfect for those who enjoy a tart and fruity lambic with just a bit of funk.
“Single batch Touch of Blue an easy drinking beer, a great example of a fruited lambic that we also recommend cellaring because the flavor profile will change over time, as it should. Both the fruit and the Brett character will become more pronounced. We suggest pairing it with Triple Crème Brie topped with dried blueberries, or just enjoying with friends. Touch of Blue is so tasty it’s hard to believe that it registers 8.4% abv (alcohol by volume),” said Sprecher Brewery president Jeff Hamilton.
Touch of Blue is the first fruited lambic brewed by Sprecher brewmaster Craig Burge since the Kriek Lambic created for the brewery’s 25th anniversary in 2010. It is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. In addition to Touch of Blue, Sprecher’s current Belgian-style beer offerings include: Enkel (Single), Dubbel, Tripel, Quad and Abbey Triple.
Release Parties – Sprecher will host several Touch of Blue release tour parties complete with samples, swag and tomfoolery. The following Wisconsin release tour dates and locations are currently booked:
12/2 Magellan’s on Main Street, 370 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI. 4pm.
12/6 Draft & Vessel, 4417 N. Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI. 5pm.
12/13 Sconni’s Ale House & Eatery, 1239 Schofield Ave, Schofield, WI. 5pm.
12/15 Mai Tiki Bar, 971-1025 WI-32, Three Lakes, WI. 5pm.
1/3 Stilt House, W62 N360 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI. 5pm.
1/5 Crafty Cow, 153 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI. 8pm.
1/12 Malarkey’s Pub, 408 W. 3rd St., Wausau, WI. 8pm.
About Sprecher Brewing Company:
Maker of award-winning beers and sodas, Sprecher Brewing Company is Milwaukee’s first craft brewery since Prohibition. Established by Randal Sprecher in 1985, Sprecher continues to be a leader in Wisconsin’s craft brewing industry.
Sprecher Brewery, the Sprecher Gift Shop and Indoor Beer Garden are located at 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI. The Gift Shop and Indoor Beer Garden are open Monday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm; Sunday, 11am – 5pm. Tours offered daily. More information about the brewery history, products, tours and Gift Shop hours can be found at www.sprecherbrewery.com, or by calling 414.964.2739.
For more information about information contained in this press release or about Sprecher Brewing Company, contact Anne Sprecher, Communications Director, [email protected]; 414-964-7837 x252.