It's crazy to think it has almost been 2 years since we released one of our favorite beers - Fuzzy. We are excited to announce that the third blend is now ready and we will be sharing it as both a to-go release and for on-site enjoyment starting Saturday, March 10th at open at both The Side Project Cellar and our Brewery location.
Fuzzy has always been a very special beer for us. It was the first beer we released that used Missouri fruit, the first year we entered FOBAB Fuzzy brought us home a gold, and it continues to be one of our most asked about beers. Fuzzy has always been fun to brew and blend, and using fruit from close to where we caught our cultures always has a sense of nostalgia. The first blend involved just Cory and Karen pitting peaches for most of a day. This blend has not only grown in size, but also has the most peaches per gallon of any release of Fuzzy, and that is a huge thanks to the help of a bunch of amazing friends that helped us pit more than 2,500 lbs of peaches!
Blend #3 of Fuzzy uses a Missouri Wild Ale as a base that has been aging in one of our French Oak Foedres. We solera this Foedre, meaning that some of the beer in this blend of Fuzzy is almost 4 years old. If you have ever tried our "Foedre Beer" that often makes appearances on cask at The Side Project Cellar, you would have noticed that it expresses a beautiful level of stone fruit - rich apricot and delicate peach - that lays a great foundation for the white peaches in Fuzzy. We let Fuzzy re-ferment and age on the white peaches for 5 months, before bottling and naturally conditioning.
So, on March 10th, at both locations, we will release Blend 3. For this big day, we are going to shut down our parking lot and create a better space for all of those attending to bottle share until the tasting room opens at 12pm. Hopefully, the weather will be great! We will also have Balken Treat Box Food Truck serving up food to keep everyone happy. The release will start at noon at The Brewery and at 1pm at The Side Project Cellar. Bottles will once again be $20 per and allocations will be set based on turnout.
Thanks again to all who helped pit peaches with us and thanks to all of you reading this for your continued support and love of our tiny brewery. We are very excited to have this beer back and hope to see you on March 10th.