We are excited to bring in the 2018 version of Allagash Brewing’s FV 13. FV 13 is Allagash’s venture into the world of foudre beers. Foudres are giant oak tanks used for aging (this one holds 2700 gallons.) FV 13 is a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, a base beer with lots of malt character, and about four years of patience. Grab a glass of this one today while supplies last, it’s sure to go quick!
FV13 originates as a Belgian-style golden ale. After fermentation in stainless steel with their house yeast, it is transferred to a 2,700 gallon French oak foudre where it is aged for four years on a blend of wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria.
Many of their wild beers are finished with a pure culture of a specific organism. However, with FV13 a portion of the previous batch is used to inoculate the beer, so each time they create FV13 it will display unique characteristics.
Grains: Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend, Local Pale Malt
Hops: Tettnang and Hallertau
Spices/Other: White Cane Sugar
Original Gravity: 1.075
Total Fermentation and Conditioning Time: ~Four years
Serving Temp: 40-50°F
Ideal Within: Two years
First Released: 2012
Keg Date: 12/28/18