Wicked Weed | Horti-Glory Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0% | IBU: n/a
During a recent two-day beercation to Asheville, North Carolina, I had the pleasure of visiting the illustrious Wicked Weed Brewery. I tried a variety of brews that were delicious, of course, but most of them will be saved for another day. Lunch at the WW restaurant granted me the privilege of discovering the first of their Terra Locale Series: the Horti-Glory Farmhouse Ale.
At present, there is little information about the Terra Locale series except for a brief excerpt on Facebook (July 6) and on the physical label. What I can tell you from the name and from what’s available in print is Wicked Weed seeks to harness the natural resources of the surrounding earth into unmatched, memorable beverages.
Now, onto the beer. It pours a hazy, yet effervescent straw color and smells of the earth’s bounty. It’s brewed with a variety of flora including elderflower, hyssop and honeysuckle, as well as local Riverbend malt and Wicked Weed’s own house cultures. This brett saison has a unique tartness that sets it apart from its punchier cousins like the Black Angel or Oblivion. So, I expect sour beer lovers should have no problem appreciating what Horti-Glory has to offer.
This one might be hard to find outside of Asheville, but if you’re in Durham, head to the Bull Craft Bottle Shop. They specialize in North Carolina beers and might still have some in stock.