DEXTER — Jolly Pumpkin has announced it will bring two new sour beers to market — Rojzilla and La Roja du Kriek — as a part of its “April Showers Bring Jolly Pumpkin Sours” campaign.
Rojzilla (7.4% ABV) is a sour brew that is aged for a year and a half in a 100-bbl oak foudre before being blended with a few “normal” size barrels of varying ages. The result creates a complex combination of flavors and sophistication.
La Roja du Kriek (7.5% ABV) takes 3,100 gallons of the brewery’s quintessential beer, La Roja (2013), and marries it with 50 gallons of Michigan tart cherry juice. The brew is then aged in oak barrels and bottled conditioned.
A draft and bottle release for both beers is scheduled for the weekend of June 6-7 at the Null taproom in Dexter, as well as Jolly Pumpkin locations in Ann Arbor, Midtown (Detroit) and Traverse City.
Special tastings and release parties will also be held across the country.