FORT COLLINS, CO— Funkwerks, a specializer of Saison, Sour, and Belgian-style craft beers, was recognized at the 2018 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer for their Sauvin Reserve— a barrel-aged variant of their single hopped Saison, Nelson Sauvin. The brewery earned third place at the festival’s National Barrel Aged Beer Competition for their Wild Beer Brett (Non-Acidic) category.

The Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious barrel-aged beer festival and competition. Over 200 craft breweries from across the United States showcase their rarest, most innovative wood and barrel-aged brews, competing for top honors in The National Barrel Aged Beer Competition in 11 categories of varying styles.

"We aged our single hopped saison, Nelson Sauvin, in white wine barrels to build upon the bright flavors developed by the New Zealand hop varietal used,” explains Funkwerks’ head brewer and co-founder, Gordon Schuck. Sparkling carbonation along with the addition of muscat grape juice support the crisp and clean white wine characteristics complementing the subtle notes of oak and slight spice with aromas of tart gooseberries and honeydew melon. This delicate, award-winning beer is sure to delight both wine and beer drinkers alike.

Funkwerks will be releasing limited edition Sauvin Reserve stemmed glassware on Friday, December 7th. The glasses will be available at the brewery’s taproom in box sets which include two glasses and one 750 ml bottle of Sauvin Reserve while supplies last.

For more information about Funkwerks and their recent win in the National Barrel Aged Beer Competition at the 2018 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beers, contact Emily Hutto at See full posting here. 

See the full list of 2018 FoBAB winners here. 

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