The branding for Brewery Vivant's Plein de Vie, or "full of life," series prominently features a rooster, which is the primary element of the Grand Rapids brewery's logo. Courtesy Brewery Vivant
A local brewery is launching a new line of beers.
Grand Rapids-based Brewery Vivant said this week that it will debut three varieties of wood- and wild-fermented beers to launch its Plein de Vie, or “full of life,” series on June 5.
The beers will be available on draft and in 500-ml bottles across the brewery’s distribution footprint in Michigan and Chicago.
The three beers set to be released will be Habanango, Harvest Breed and Angelina.
Habanango is a foeder-fermented beer and barrel-aged blended sour ale, with habanero peppers and mango.
Harvest Breed is a sour ale that was fermented in a stainless-steel fermenter with brettanomyces.
Angelina is a wood-aged sour ale and was the brewery’s first barrel.
“When we first started, we named our barrels in the hurricane naming convention: Angelina, Bertha, Constance, etc.,” said Jason Spaulding, co-owner, Brewery Vivant.
“Angelina was our first barrel. It produced a distinct and pleasant sour character that we’ve since inoculated into other wooden barrels. That first batch developed a cult-like following, and so far, the barrel keeps producing. It’s become our house sour.”