Vines is a wine-influenced series that celebrates barrel aged wild beer and locally grown grapes.
This particular Vines started in the same fashion as the others in our wine-influence series: by inoculating wort with yeast from pressed grape skins. While it was maturing and mulling things over in barrels, so were we. Where do we take this elixir after its ses jours in oak?, we wondered. Enter: Vines Sangria. For optimal beer/wine hybrid status, we turned to our wine-based mood board for inspiration and our next steps were clear: blend the barrels together and further condition the beer on Riesling (from Niagara-on-the-Lake), tangerine, dark cherry and lime zest. It’s exactly the style of sangria that we’d like in our punch bowl, and a perfect beverage to sip on during the countdown to spring (53 sleeps).
Within each can you’ll find an undeniably fun and delicious portal to a backyard pool party with the expected fruity kick of tangerine, cherry and lime, atop a more complex beer/wine base.