In the summer of 2012, Yazoo began a series of sour and wild beers with local brewer/writer Brandon Jones called the Embrace The Funk series. Titled with Brandon’s popular sour beer website, this line of Yazoo beers explores the many wonderful beers that can be produced with wild yeasts, souring microbes, and different wooden casks.
In December 2012 Brewmaster Linus and “Wrangler of Funk” Brandon released the first beer in the series named “Wild Child”. Since then the “Embrace The Funk” series has been a staple in the Yazoo Taproom with special rotating offerings. Their ETF beers have been served at SAVOR in New York, “What The Funk” in Denver and on January 26th, 2014 the first bottles of ETF “Deux Rouges” were released (and sold out in 2 hours). Linus and Brandon are constantly creating new beers and different barrel variations for the Embrace The Funk series.
We’ll be featuring two Embrace the Funk aged ales:
* ETF Foudre Noire – From Yazoo’s French-oak Foudre built in Cognac, France, Foudre Noire is a Dark Strong Ale (8.9% ABV) with notes of exotic spice, dark chocolate, raisin, and vanilla. Fermented with Belgian & Norwegian farmhouse yeast, along with the Yazoo EtF house mixed culture.
* ETF Abeille – A wild farmhouse ale.