Things are busy at Longwood-based Hourglass Brewery.
The brewery is preparing to launch “Veruca,” a sour nut porter, as part of the company’s newly opened sour beer production facility. At the same time the company is expanding its distribution into Georgia South Carolina. Until now, Hourglass beers were only available in Florida.
Veruca is a barrel fermented sour nut porter with tiger nut, cashews, chestnuts, almonds and graham cracker. It is expected to be released to the public by early fall. It will be available in both bottles and kegs, and is part of the brewery’s “Sourglass” line of beers.
Hourglass recently expanded it operations with a new 5,500-square-foot facility designated specifically for sour beer production. The sour beer production facility is playing a big role in the expansion, as most of the brewery’s out of state distribution will be its wild ale and sour lines
“We started brewing our line of sour beers, Sourglass, in 2015 which feature foeder fermented farmhouse ales, stainless aged wild ales and barrel fermented sour beers,” said Matthew Gemmell, Hourglass Brewing’s co-head brewer, in a prepared statement. “With the rising popularity of these sour beers, not only at Hourglass, but among the entire craft beer market, we decided to expand our brewery to include a designated sour facility. As we continue expanding into new states, we really want to highlight our sour beers and wild ales as we offer never-before-brewed flavors.”
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