1st row (L-R) Mary Wolfe - Owner of Wild Wolf, Danny Wolf - Brewmaster at Wild Wolf, Stephen Dickerman - Cellarman and Assistant Brewer at Wild Wolf : 2nd row (L-R): Nick Dovel - Manager at Pollack Vineyards, Emily Pelton - Winemaker at Veritas, Brian Natale - Brewing Assistant at Barefoot Bucha, Ethan Zuckerman - Owner of Barefoot Bucha, Bob Sweeney - Brewer at Wild Wolf all got together this past Monday - November 11 to begin the process of their special collaborative brew.
©™2013 Blue Ridge Life: Photos By BRL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Emily Pelton, winemaker at Veritas Vineyard and Winery in Afton inspects one of the two barrels she supplied to Wild Wolf earlier this week as part of a special collaborative brew using kombucha, additional barrels from Pollak Vineyards, and the gang at Barefoot Bucha.
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When you mix Barefoot Bucha in wine barrels from Veritas and Pollak, then brew it up, you end up with one very special belgian style beer.” Although it has been done before a few other times in the world I believe this is a first for Virginia,” said Danny Wolf, the brewmaster at Wild Wolf Brewing in Nellysford.
Above BRL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura talks with Mary & Emily about part of the process. Click the orange and white play button to listen.
We’ve been following the crew over at
Wild Wolf for years and specifically the summer prior to their grand opening on 11-11-11. The special collaborative brew was all part of their two year anniversary celebration.
1st row (L-R) Mary Wolfe – Owner of Wild Wolf, Danny Wolf – Brewmaster at Wild Wolf, Stephen Dickerman – Cellarman and Assistant Brewer at Wild Wolf : 2nd row (L-R): Nick Dovel – Manager at Pollak Vineyards, Emily Pelton – Winemaker at Veritas, Brian Natale – Brewing Assistant at Barefoot Bucha, Ethan Zuckerman – Owner of Barefoot Bucha, Bob Sweeney – Brewer at Wild Wolf all got together this past Monday – November 11 to begin the process of their special collaborative brew.
Several varieties of Kombucha made at Barefoot Bucha.
Two wineries donated barrels for the Kombucha: 2 in foreground were Petite Bordeaux from Pollak Vineyards, 2 in background were Merlot from Veritas.
Just last week told told you about another special collaboration between Blue Mountain Brewery and Devils Backbone. The collaboration effort is growing and becoming strong among area craft breweries.
“This is our second anniversary beer, brewed in the belgian style, and with honey, it should ready in less than a month,” Danny adds.
Can’t wait to try them all 🙂