Here in the sun-drenched fields of California’s North Valley, the black soil is rich with promise. In winter, rows of barley seed are laid in the freshly tilled dirt. In spring, trellises are set for hops. From our fields comes a remarkable homegrown ale, made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery here in Chico and one of the few estate-made ales produced anywhere in the world!
We've called California's North Valley home since 1980. From our Estate fields comes this truly one-of-a-kind homegrown ale. Our organic hops and barley combine with yeast spontaneously fermented in our peach orchard in this unique Farmhouse-Style Ale. Mildly sweet with a bit of tartness, it's ripe with the flavors of the valley.
Sour ale is a broad spectrum of wild ales, from the fruity and acetic Flanders Red Ales and Oud Bruins, to the experimental ales gaining popularity in the United States which use lactobacillus, brettanomyces and pediococcus in new and wild ways.