WOLVES & PEOPLE CELEBRATES 2ND ANNIVERSARY AND EXPANSION WITH FELICITATION BOTTLE RELEASE AND DEEP TAP LIST OF CELLARED AND GUEST BEERS ON JUNE 23
Tickets are on sale for Wolves & People’s Felicitation 2018
Newberg, Ore. (June 18, 2018) — Two years in, Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery will host their annual “Felicitation” birthday bottle release featuring their own beers and other acclaimed ales from around the U.S. on Saturday, June, 23rd. The celebration will toast the brewery’s big second year, which included new highly-rated beers, a system expansion, national accolades (“Oregon’s best brewery,” Outside magazine; “America’s Best New Breweries”, Tasting Table; “One of America’s Best New Farmhouse Breweries,” PUNCH), and sales into several U.S. states (Washington and New York). With a full-time staff of two — Christian DeBenedetti (Founder-Head Brewer) and Zach Farrington (Production & Sales) — the farm-based operation calls this release “Felicitation,” an occasion to toast its supporters and the arrival of summer.
This year’s version of “Felicitation” is an 100% oak-fermented and barrel-aged, Brett-kissed saison with a blend of local jostaberries and raspberries (500ml). Available in limited quantities, advance tickets are available to the bottle release day and to reserve one bottle of Felicitation in advance.
Bottle Release Tickets for June 23rd
The Saturday bottle release day runs from 2-8pm is ticketed for guests 21+, with entry at two levels ($20 for admission, a custom glass, and three 4oz. tastes) or $40 (for admission, glass, 500ml bottle of the official “Felicitation 2018,” a barrel-aged jostaberry sour, and 6 four-oz. tastes). Additional beers by the glass and bottle sales will be available. Tickets are available at:
Remaining kegs will be poured during regular hours (no admission) on Sunday, June 24th from noon-5pm (no admission, all ages welcome).
Wolves & People beers to be tapped on June 23rd
Sebastian Coupage – Coupage is a term referring to a blend of young and aged saison. This fresh, tart example of the style is a blend of puncheon-fermented and 228L French oak cask-fermented and aged saison presenting classic tart, faintly bitter, lemony, faintly oaky notes.
Riverain – a collab with Migration Brewing and the Brewshed Alliance, this is a grisette mashed in with Mainstem/Goschie Farms Willamette Valley malt and spelt on a bed of local hay, then brewed with a blend of wild nettles and mustard florets we foraged in the meadow near Wolves & People and spiced delicately with French Triskel hops. Yep!
Neuberg – kellerpils/vollbier – This new homage to Franconian standards like Mahr’s Braú is a 5% kellerbier kissed with Northern Brewer and Hallertau Mittlefruh. Newberg, our hometown, was named for Neuberg an Danau, a beautiful brewing and malting town in Bavaria, by a pioneer named Sebastian Brutscher, whose former property we now call home. We cannot wait to share this traditional unfiltered lager with you!
Friends in Far Places – a collab with Amalga Distillery, Juneau, AK, this is a rustic saison brewed with Devil’s Club and Labrador Tea foraged in the foothills outside Juneau. Earthy, juicy, spicy, intriguing… and highly drinkable! We are also barrel aging this beer in a gin cask they sent us with a Jimmy Buffett record and bottle of their finest. As friends in far places do.
Landbouw IV (Monastic) – fulsome but light grisette brewed with superaromatic Belgian specialty monastic malts, hopped with Arianna, then dryhopped with Styrian Golding, and keg condtioned (draft)
Oak & Instinct – an herbaceous take on Instinctive Travels saison, barrel aged in Ransom Old Tom Gin barrels with wild yeast and bacteria. So good!
Honeycone – hazy/NEIPA brewed with Nugget, Centennial, Citra, & Enigma hops, and local cilantro honey. Delish!
WP1 aka Brutaal – Last Keg! Barrel aged Belgian pale ale w Brett (2016)
OE2 aka Blend One – Last Keg! Our award-winning barrel aged saison and Belgian pale ale, brewed with aged hops from Jester King (2016)
LO3 aka Ginstinctive – Last Keg! Old Tom Gin Barrel Aged saison w brett (2016)
VE4 aka Dark Saison – Last Keg! A ruddy, tanned leather hued barrel-aged saison w Brett (2016)
Montmorrissey – Last keg! A barrel-aged wild saison with Montmorency cherries that was gone all too soon. With lots of Brett character and pie-spice like flavors that recall cinnamon (2017)
Guest Tap List on June 23rd
Alesong – Eugene, OR
Bailey’s Joy – An imperial stout made with cocoa nibs and toasted coconut. 10.5% ABV
Raspberry Gose – A gose style ale made with Oregon raspberries from Stahlbush Island Farms and Jacobsen Sea Salt. 4.9% ABV; 9 IBU
Bottles for Sale on June 23rd
Felicitation 2018 500ml
Instinctive Travels 750ml Batch XV
Oak & Instinct 750ml
La Truffe (750ml)
Sebastian Smoke – Smoked black cherry saison (500ml)
Sebastian Cherry – Oak aged wild with Montmorency cherries (500ml)
Vale Reserve – Barrel aged Vale on 2nd use cherries!
The last year saw many firsts for the little brewery in the big barn, including the debut of high-rated beers including Goldberry (barrel-aged wild ale with golden raspberries), Jarrebees (wild, oak-aged, dry-hopped strawberry sour), and Pesca (golden sour with local peach & brettanomyces). The brewery expanded its steel cellar by 40% with the addition of three new custom 15bbl vessels from Portland, Oregon’s Pinnacle Tanks, plus a doubling in size of the oak fermentation cellar from 30 to 60 oak vessels. Beers are now distributed in a limited capacity in New York City and Seattle. The brewery also established two healthy bee colonies on the farm property, with plans to incorporate the comb and honey into future beers. Wolves & People has collaborated on brews with acclaimed breweries including Great Notion (Portland, OR), Trois Dames (Switzerland), Freigeist (Cologne, Germany), Migration (Portland, OR), Jester King (Austin, TX), Amalga Distilling (Juneau AK), Allegory (McMinnville, OR), and others.