The Scuppernong grape is a
variety of Muscadine, which
is indigenous to the United
States. In fact, Scuppernong Muscadines were first discovered off the coast of North Carolina over
400 years ago. That original grapevine, now referred to as the “Mothervine”, is the oldest cultivated
grapevine in America and the Scuppernong grape is the official state fruit of North Carolina.
For this beer, we partnered with the Mothervine Wine Company, whose efforts go towards the
protection and conservation of the original grapevine. For over two years, we’ve worked to perfect
this highly unique and truly wonderful golden sour ale. We refermented the Scuppernong grapes
in a single foeder using our golden sour base beer, which features the oldest, continuous souring
culture in America. Prior to bottling, we added wild-harvested Sumac, which was sourced by our
friends at African Bronze Honey Co in the Wild Woodlands Sumac Groves of Ottawa, Canada. The
result is a fruit-forward, sweet white grape taste with a candy pineapple and slightly floral aroma,
accompanied by a smooth sour backdrop and a semi-dry finish. We brewed this in honor of our
sister brewery in Asheville, NC, and surrounding friends in the Southern states. We’re so proud of
the final beer and we hope you enjoy.