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Wicked Weed To Pre-Sell Angel of Darkness

Wicked Weed Brewing To Pre-Sell Angel of Darkness

Wicked Weed Brewing is set to pre-sell the culmination of their year long Angel Series: Angel of Darkness this Saturday, November 21st at 12pm (EST) online via Brown Paper Tickets. This American sour ale aged on boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries in Oloroso sherry casks spent a total of 16 months in the barrel earning it the title of the oldest and most heavily fruited sour the brewery has yet released.

“When designing this beer we first looked towards our beautiful Oloroso casks for inspiration. We wanted the beer to be a hybrid of fruited sour, Spanish sherry and red wine,” explains Walt Dickson, Head Blender and Owner.

“Angel of darkness has a deep and rich fruit character that when blended with the acidity of the sour beer and the oxidative character of the sherry really leads to a beer like nothing we’ve ever made before.”

Over the course of a year three Angels have emerged from Wicked Weed’s sour program: Red Angel American sour with raspberries, Golden Angel American sour with apricots, and White Angel American sour with scuppernong and muscadine grapes. According to Dickinson the Angel Series as a whole are some of the most ambitious sours the brewery has endeavored to craft and release.

“We wanted this beer to be the culmination of all that we had learned about sour beer production up to this point. We used every trick in our bag,” says Dickinson. “Angel of Darkness contains more fruit than anything we have ever produced, it marks our first use of sherry barrels, and it aged in the barrel longer than anything we have ever released. I couldn’t be happier about how it emerged from the barrel.”

The online pre-sale of Angel of Darkness will allow for purchase of a limited number of 12 packs and 6 packs and may be picked up during the on-site bottle release scheduled for Saturday, December 12th at the Funkatorium. In addition to the release of the final Angel, the brewery plans to host their first public barrel sale and barrel education session along with a specialty second bottle release yet to be announced.

About Wicked Weed

Wicked Weed Brewing is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Opened in December 2012, the original brewpub consistently hosts 25+ beers on tap including hop forward, West Coast style ales, open fermented Belgians, and barrel aged sour and wild beers. With the opening of the second location, The Funkatorium, in October 2014, Wicked Weed is striving to become the largest producer of barrel aged beers in the Southeastern US. Wicked Weed Brewing was awarded a gold medal for both 100% Brettanomyces Serenity in 2013 and Mompara Honey Ale in 2014 at the Great American Beer Festival. In addition to these beers, Wicked Weed is known for producing Freak of Nature Double IPA, Coolcumber Ale, Tyrant Double Red Ale, Hopburgular Citrus IPA, Black Angel Cherry Sour and Oblivion Sour Red. Most recently, Wicked Weed announced plans to open a 40,000 square foot production facility by fall 2015.

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