Please help us kick off 2019 AVL Beer Week with Super Rare & Limited Beers From Fonta Flora!

June Bug – Appalachian Wild Ale mashed with local barley and local raw wheat. Boiled with burlap-aged hops. Fermented with our mixed house cultured in stainless steel. Transferred into oak for 4-6 months of aging. Transferred onto “spent” or second use red heart plums. The “spent” or second used plums were what was leftover from creating 2018 Jitterbug, which was released last month. Fermented and aged on the second use plums for months and transferred back into red wine barrels for further maturation. Conditioned naturally inside the bottle.This second blend of June Bug boasts a delicate plum balance in both flavor and color with a softer and balanced acidity. As mentioned above, this year’s vintage was made with red heart plums opposed to damson plums, which overall made the blend much lighter in color and in acid intensity. 6.4% ABV. On Tap

Float the Stars – Flanders-Inspired Sour Red Ale The inception of this funky babe began in February of 2017. With a menagerie of local grain and aged hops, we constructed a unique, yet traditional, Flanders- inspired beer. Sent into our dainty 8Bbl foeder for primary fermentation atop second use cherries, FTS fermented with out mixed house cultures and chilled out here for quite a while. As time and empty barrels dictated it’s path, FTS was transferred into third use bourbon barrels with Defiant Whisky soaked oak spirals injected into the barrels. Here it slumbered further.Meanwhile, we brewed up a clean brown ale that was ultimately meant for blending into the already aging beer to help cut the acidity and provide a nice caramel body. We then blended the fresh brown ale and the barrel aging beer into a fruit receiving tank with loads of local figs, which we roasted ourselves. After fermentation on the figs, this blend went back into wine barrels for further maturation. After months of additional aging, FTS was removed from barrels and sent into the bottling tank and ultimately conditioned naturally in the bottle and keg. As this beer is released, it represents two years from the inception of the brew. Wildly complex and unique, Float the Stars is a creation we are incredibly proud of and not at all certain we could ever emulate again. 7.2% ABV. On Tap

Rhythm Rug – Appalachian Wild Ale brewed with local barley from Riverbend Malt House and cereal mashed local raw wheat from Red Tail Grains. Boiled with burlap-aged hops. Fermented with our mixed house cultures in stainless steel. Transferred into oak for months of extended aging. Transferred out of oak onto a massive amount of whole, fresh, local strawberries courtesy of the incredible farmers at Barbee Farm of Concord, North Carolina. Fermented and aged on the strawberries for 2 months. After conditioning on the strawberries, Rhythm Rug is racked into a bottling tank for packaging. Conditioned naturally inside the bottle and keg. 6.4% ABV. 1.5L Magnum(super limited first come first served)

Funk Fuzz – Appalachian Wild Ale brewed with local barley from Riverbend Malt House and cereal mashed local raw wheat from Red Tail Grains. Boiled with burlap-aged hops. Fermented with our mixed house cultures in stainless steel. Transferred into oak for months of extended aging. Transferred out of oak onto a massive amount of a local peaches courtesy of our friends at Barbee Farm of Concord, North Carolina. Fermented and aged on the peaches for 3 months. Racked off the peaches and sent directly into the bottling tank for maximum peach aromatics and flavor. Conditioned naturally inside the bottle and keg. 6.4% ABV 1.5L Magnum (super limited first come first served)

Brutus – Mixed-Culture saison mashed with local barley, rye and wheat. Fermented with our mixed house cultures until bone dry. Transferred into wine barrels for a brief maturation period. Blended out of the barrels onto a different barrel aged clean and crisp saison. Aged additionally on locally foraged dandelion flowers. Conditioned naturally inside the bottle and keg with brettanomyces yeast. 5.2% ABV 1.5L Magnum – ( limited first come first served)