A new beer collaboration beer from Fremont Brewing and Floodland Brewing will be released this weekend. Woodland Park Avenue North is a special collaboration ale that was three years in the making. This new beer will only be available at Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden in 750mL bottles and limited Magnum bottles.
“It all started with a busted, leaky mess of an oak foedre from France,” said Matt Lincecum, Co-Founder and Brewer of Fremont Brewing, in a statement. “Adam Paysse, owner/brewer of Floodland, had purchased the foedre and upon receipt realized it would take a great deal more time and effort to bring it back to life than he had for the project and graciously gifted it to Fremont.”
Woodland Park Avenue North was brewed to commemorate the refurbished foedre that Paysse finished. This new collaboration is part of Fremont’s Black Heron Project series of beers that’s small-batch, mixed fermentation beers that highlight local grain, local hops, and local fruit.
A 7.2% American Sour Ale, Woodland Park Avenue North was brewed with both malted and raw Washington triticale, is a hybrid of wheat and rye as well as barley grown and malted at Mecca Grade in Oregon. Woodland Park was mash hopped with aged Washington whole hop flowers and fermented in the refurbished oak wine foedre with mixed yeast cultures from Fremont and Floodland. After fermentation in the foedre ceased, Woodland Park was refermented on Washington grown Viognier grapes from the 2019 harvest and traditionally conditioned and carbonated in bottle.
Named Woodland Park Avenue North to celebrate the street where Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden and original brew house are located as well as Floodland’s fermentation and aging facility. The pre-sale will take place on Thursday, March 4 at Noon via fremontbrewing.com.
Orders will be limited to 2, 750ml bottles and 1 Magnum bottle per household while supplies last. Order pick-ups will start at Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden on Saturday, March 6 at Noon. Woodland Park Avenue North will not be released into distribution.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.