Made by Wild Ambition Brewing
Unique brewery in Kelowna, BC.
Blending In is Wild Ambition's first bière de coupage AKA blended beer.
This release was made with 40% mature oakaged sour beer and 60% stainless steel fermented hoppy farmhouse ale. This blending ratio creates a beer that balances the bright, fresh, and moderately bitter hop character of the stainless portion with the tart, complex, and Brett-forward flavours of the barrel aged sour portion.
The restrained acidity and generous dry hop combine to make this beer extra juicy with notes of under-ripe peach and mango but with just enough bitterness on the back end to demand another sip.
Their beers all have modern craft beer influences combined with a deep-seated appreciation for historical brewing methods. The blending, the barrel aging, and the fresh and modern dry hop with Amarillo, Citra, and Motueka make Blending In a prime example of what Wild Ambition does.
So, the name has a bit of a dual meaning as it acts as a descriptor for the style of beer while also nodding at how they apply a complex mix of different disciplines and techniques that blend together to create beer that is distinctly Wild Ambition.