Astounding Enterprises

Astounding Enterprises

9.2% ABV | 375ml bottles & limited draft

IMPERIAL SOUR RED ALE AGED IN WINE BARRELS WITH MERLOT GRAPES, RASPBERRIES, CACAO & VANILLA BEANS

Astounding Enterprises is dedicated to the pioneering spirit of California. The term was coined by Mark Twain in the late 1800s while traveling through California. Twain viewed the pioneers’ bold endeavors as, “a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness.” We created this adventurous beer-wine hybrid with that same intrepid spirit. Astounding Enterprises is blended from select barrels of imperial sour red ale aged with merlot grapes, raspberries, cacao and vanilla beans. Part wine, part beer and part autumn harvest—this brew is 100% California. Pair this decadent beer with dry aged steak, Coq au Vin or chocolate ganache cake.

“It was a Splendid Population – for all the slow, sleepy, sluggish-brained sloths stayed at home – you never find that sort of people among pioneers – you cannot build pioneers out of that sort of material. It was that population that gave to California a name for getting up astounding enterprises and rushing them through with a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness of cost or consequences, which she bears unto this day – and when she projects a new surprise the grave world smiles as usual and says, “Well, that is California all over.”  – Mark Twain, Roughing It