The 2018 Bretta Rosé began when Master Blender Jim Crooks personally selected 10,000 pounds of fresh-picked raspberries from a local farm, then slow-fermented them in oak foeders with Bretta Weisse base beer for four months.
The resulting vintage features a brilliant rosé color with a raspberry perfume. Bracing acidity leads to a dry, refreshing finish with bountiful effervescence.
A limited vintage offering from Barrelworks – Firestone Walker’s storied wild ale facility.
The Brilliant Berries
Thirty miles north of Barrelworks lies the fertile Santa Maria Valley. Its warm days and cool marine layer-fed evenings allow for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to be grown in its rich soil.
One of Santa Maria’s crown jewels is locally grown raspberries. We jumped at the opportunity to ferment fresh local raspberries with one of our Barrelworks creations. Behold Bretta Rosé.
Limited availability, available for direct shipping in California. 5.3% ABV.