MadTree’s Funk Series – Bottles From The “Can Guys”

FunkSeriesGet ready for MadTree’s Funk Series.  They’re famous for their cans… after all, they were the first craft brewery in Ohio to put their beer into the superior format of cans vs bottles.  But in a fun twist of events MadTree Brewing Company made a lot of craft beer geeks happy with their bottles as well.  They launched their Trunk Series in May of 2015 and then their sour series… called the funk series in April of 2016.

The Bottles Read:

“These beers take a journey to where the wild things are.  Brett, Pedio & Lacto, the kings of all wild things, were lonely and wanted to be where some things loved them best of all.  They cried to the beer, “Oh, please don’t go – We’ll eat you up – We love you so!”  So the beer stayed, and a sour was made.  Let the wild funkiness start!

Bottled in 16.9 ounce bottles – this is a series that will be loved fresh, and for years to come in cellars everywhere.

Note: each of these has a couple things added to them to let you know how tart or acidic they are – a TTA rating and a PH rating.  The PH you might be familiar with, the TTA is Total Titratable Acidity, which is considered by many to be a better indicator of perceived acidity.

MadTree-SherryCherryRaspberrySherry Cherry Raspberry

ABV 6.1% – TTA 5.8% – PH 3.5

  • Inocula: German Ale II – Lacto Delbrueckii – Lacto Brevis and Pediococcus
  • Adjuncts: Cherries and Raspberries
  • Barrel Type: Sherry
  • Bottled: October 2015

Draft Release: 1/30/16

Bottle Release Date: 4/3/16

MadTree-LevantoStrawberry Levanto

ABV 5% – TTA 5.6 – PH 3.5

  • Inocula: German Ale II – Brettanomyces – Pediococcus, L delbrueckii
  • Adjuncts: Strawberries and Orange Peel
  • Barrel Type: White Wine
  • Blend: 1-2015

Draft Release: 3/11/16

Bottle Release Date: 4/3/16

DeadFlowersDead Flowers

ABV 9% – TTA 3.1 – PH 4.1

  • Inocula: Brettanomyces
  • Adjuncts: Chamomile and Elderflower
  • Barrel Type: Bourbon
  • Bottled: November 2015

Draft Release: 1/30/16

Bottle Release Date: 4/3/16

PeachLevantoPeach Levanto

ABV 5.2% – TTA 9.8 – PH 3.2

  • Inocula: German Ale II, Brettanomyces, L.delbrueckii
  • Adjuncts: Peaches and Lemon Peel
  • Barrel Type: White Wine
  • Blend: 1-2015

Draft Release: 1/30/16

Bottle Release Date: 4/3/16

CherryLevantoCherry Levanto

ABV 5.3% – TTA 3.9 – PH 3.8

  • Inocula: German Ale II, Brettanomyces, L.delbrueckii
  • Adjuncts: Tart Cherries and Lemon Peel
  • Barrel Type: White Wine
  • Blend: 1-2015

Draft Release: 3/11/16

Bottle Release Date: 4/3/16

ChamomileLevantoChamomile Levanto

ABV 4.9% – TTA 5.2 – PH 3.7

  • Inocula: German Ale II, Breattanomyces, L.delbrueckii, L.brevis
  • Adjuncts: Chamomile, Hibiscus, Raspberries
  • Barrel Type: White Wine
  • Blend: 1-2016

Draft Release: 3/11/16

Bottle Release Date: 4/3/16

Ford The Mill

ABV 10.6% – TTA 8.9 – PH 3.06

  • Innocula: Brettanomyces
  • Adjuncts: Orange Peel, Sasparilla, Birch Bark, Anise, Sweet Cherries
  • Barrel Type: Willet Rye Barrels

Draft Release: 5/28/17

Bottle Release: 5/28/17

Sequoia’s Gift

ABV 7.2% – TTA 4.87 – PH 3.65

  • Innocula: Brettanomyces
  • Barrel Type: Red Wine

Draft Release: 5/28/17

Bottle Release: 5/28/17

Levanto Obscuro

ABV 7.7% – TTA 8.9 – PH 3.06

  • Innocula: L. Delbrueckii, Pediococcus Damnosus, Brettanomyces
  • Adjuncts: Black Cherries

Draft Release: 5/28/17

Bottle Release: 5/28/17

Sour Cherry Stout

ABV – 9.8% – TTA 2.54 – PH 3.82

  • Innocula: L. Delbueckii, L. Brevi, Brettanomyces
  • Adjuncts: Tart Cherries
  • Barrel Type: Sherry, Bourbon

Draft Release: 5/28/17

Bottle Release: 5/28/17

Out Of The Woods

ABV – 9.7% – TTA 5.4 – PH 3.61

  • Innocula: Brettanomyces
  • Adjuncts: Raw Sumac, Local Honey

Draft Release: 5/28/17

Bottle Release: 5/28/17

Boysen The Wood

  • Innocula: Brettanomyces, L. brevis
  • Adjuncts: Boysenberries and Lime Juice

Draft Release: 3/2018

Bottle Release: 5/27/18

Levanto Ligero

  • Innocula: Brettanomyces, L. brevis
  • Adjuncts: Cherries and Orange Peel

Draft Release: 5/27/18

Bottle Release: 5/27/18

Limb From Limb

  • Innocula: Brettanomyces, L. brevis and Pediococcus
  • Adjuncts: Blackberries

Draft Release: 5/27/18

Bottle Release: 5/27/18

Rhone

  • Innocula: Brettanomyces, L. brevis
  • Adjuncts: White Grape Must, Black Currants

Draft Release: 5/27/18

Bottle Release: 5/27/18

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