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Avery Brewing Company Releases Thensaurum Barrel-Aged Sour Ale


Avery Brewing Company and Thensaurum Barrel-Aged Sour Ale - Boulder, Colorado          

Sometimes your most valued treasures reveal themselves only after being long forgotten and sometimes to discover their beauty you must break down your preconceived notions. Such is the case with Thensaurum, a 10.89% ABV, rum barrel-aged sour that is No. 17 in Avery Brewing Company’s Barrel-Aged Series.
   

Avery Brewing Company and Thensaurum Barrel-Aged Sour Ale - Boulder, Colorado

                        
“To me Thensaurum proves you always have something to learn,” said Parker, Avery’s Chief Barrel Herder. “When I walked into the weekly tasting panel with this beer everyone said ‘Wait, what beer is this again?’ Even Adam had forgotten about Thensaurum and it was his idea. After they tasted it all I heard was ‘Whoa! When are we packaging? That’s awesome.’ No one could believe how well it had turned out, especially me. I had been against the concept from the start. The combination of flavors seemed all wrong. As it turned out it was me who was wrong. This beer blew me away.”

“This was a total experiment,” said Adam Avery, the brewery’s founder. “We love these particular rum barrels and I thought we should try something new with them. One thing the years have taught us is that taking chances on new things really pays off.”
  

 
As for his favorite attributes of the beer, Adam notes, “It’s like a rum cocktail. Rum cocktails usually have lime, a citric acid aspect, to them. With Thensaurum the barrel and malts shine through in the rich aroma, but the beer drinks dry, acidic and super clean. It’s a crazy dichotomy.”

Parker adds that he loves the aromas put off by the Brettanomyces yeast in Thensaurum. “the secondary fermentation from the Bretts created incredible aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit.. There’s almost none of those horse blanket and barnyard notes that can be associated with wild yeast.”

Only 276 cases of Thensaurum were produced. The Avery Tap Room in Boulder, CO, will host the release of Thensaurum, starting sales at 5pm on Sunday, August 25th, 2013. Bottles are 12oz. and will be sold as singles at $10 each. Fans will be able to buy up to 12 bottles, and availability can only be guaranteed at the Avery Tap Room during the release party until the beer runs out. The line party will start at 11am and will feature rare beers and Tap Room exclusives. For more information, beer connoisseurs can check www.averybrewing.com or email info@averybrewing.com.
 

Avery Brewing Company
Incorporated in September 1993, Avery Brewing Company is the culmination of several years of homebrewing experimentation by Adam Avery, President & /Brewmaster, to perfect the recipes for Redpoint Amber Ale, Ellie's Brown Ale, and Out of Bounds Stout. Production and sale of these three flagship beers began utilizing a 7 barrel brewhouse and 7 barrel Gundy tanks as fermenters and bright tanks. Out of Bounds Stout won a gold medal in 1994 in the category of dry stouts at the largest beer tasting event in North America, the Great American Beer Festival, held annually in Denver.

In 1995, as production increased, the 7 bbl Gundy tanks were replaced with four 30 bbl tanks and the DE filter size was increased. A Meheen bottling machine was added along with a labeling machine for our 22 oz. bottles. In June, 14'er ESB (Extra Special Bitter) was created. 14'er ESB is named for the 54 Colorado peaks that rise above 14,000 feet in elevation.

Six-packs became available in 1996 with the purchase of a Meheen 12 oz. bottling machine. Also, the first batch of Avery IPA (India Pale Ale) was brewed. Sales of Avery IPA have grown to the point that it has replaced Ellie's Brown as our best selling beer. Hopheads Unite!

Three 80 bbl unitanks were added in 1997. The size of the brewery was doubled, from 2,500 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. Old Jubilation Ale, an English Strong Ale, was released as our holiday seasonal in October 1997.
 
        
Six-packs became available in 1996 with the purchase of a Meheen 12 oz. bottling machine. Also, the first batch of Avery IPA (India Pale Ale) was brewed. Sales of Avery IPA have grown to the point that it has replaced Ellie's Brown as our best selling beer. Hopheads Unite!

Three 80 bbl unitanks were added in 1997. The size of the brewery was doubled, from 2,500 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. Old Jubilation Ale, an English Strong Ale, was released as our holiday seasonal in October 1997.

Steadily increasing sales, necessitated the replacement of our 7 bbl brewhouse with a 40 bbl JV Northwest brewhouse in 2000. The Reverend, a Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale, was ordained in December 2000. An 80 bbl unitank was added in 2002, allowing us to produce 4,000 bbl/yr. Salvation Belgian Golden Ale was introduced in late 2002, andJanuary 2003 saw the coronation of The Czar Russian Imperial Stout. If the initial reviews on ratebeer.com are any indication, he'll be in power for many years!

Two 120 bbl unitanks were installed in September, 2003, which doubles our capacity to 8,000 bbl/yr. Our 10th Anniversary Ale, which is an Imperial IPA named Ten, was brewed in the summer. An authentic (Curaçao orange peel and coriander!) Belgian Wheat, aka White, called White Rascal, was added to our year round line-up as well.

That's when things got CRAZY around Avery Brewing Company. Not only in terms of expansion, but also in regard to the types of brews flowing forth from our taps. With our Barrel-Aging Program in its second year of operation in 2004, we debuted the "Crucified" series at the Avery Tap Room. We took The Holy Trinity of Ales, put them in wine barrels and soured 'em up over a years time. Brewer's are still talking about Salvation Crucified and The Reverend Crucified five years later! The Maharaja Imperial IPA, which is now one of our best selling brews and a veritable cult-classic amongst hopheads, debuted in March '04 with HUGE hop flavors, a whopping 102 IBUs and 10.5% abv. The Maharaja is still consistently rated as one of the best beers in world on sites such a Ratebeer.com and Beeradvocate.com.

2009 began with the release of 694 cases of the first installment in our Barrel-Aged Series: Brabant is a Barrel-Aged Wild Ale, fermented with brettanomyces and aged for 9 months in Zinfandel wine barrels. We released 100 cases of No. 2 in the Barrel-Aged series, Sui Generis, in September 2009 from the Avery Tap Room, followed shortly thereafter by the third installment, Black Tot on January 15th, 2010. The former is a Barrel-Aged Sour Ale and the latter a Rum Barrel-Aged Stout. Depuceleuse, No. 4 in our Barrel-Aged Series, is a barrel-aged wild ale featuring sour cherries and a 100% brettanomyces fermentation! Released on April 2nd, 2010, Depuceleuse proved to be one of the most sought after beers in this rare series. Depuceleuse was followed by Quinquepartite in September of 2010. Latin for "consisting of five parts", Quinquepartite is a Barrel-Aged Sour Ale blended from five different oak barrels.
 

 





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