Violets Are Blue, our latest Calambic release

Violets Are Blue is the newest Calambic barrel aged sour beer to be introduced by High Water Brewing.  It will showcase the first in their new, updated label design for their barrel aged sour program.

 

While pursuing a MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree in Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Bella Huang chose High Water Brewing for her project assignment.  The objective was to re-brand and create a packaging system for an existing beer or wine.  By happenstance, High Water Brewing saw Bella’s work and asked her to join them in the design process for a re-launch of their Calambic barrel aged sour beer series.  High Water Brewing is proud to introduce for it’s fist time, Violets Are Blue featuring the new artwork by Bella Huang.

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The CAlambic Series

2010 Napa vintage BarrelsAs we put the finishing touches on our CAlambic series with our upcoming Montmorency cherry brew, we wanted to share some background on how we got here. Sours are a big part of High Water and there’s some history behind it.

Going back to the 90’s, Brewmaster Steve was experimenting with sour barrel beers thanks to his love of Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen. Not everyone is a fan of the hop bitterness that comes with the all-popular IPA style and as Steve points out, the sour taste profile pairs nicely with a variety of food. It’s also refreshing thanks to all the fresh fruit used. He and his wife, Barri, First Lady and Flavorologist of High Water are longtime fans of sour beers and have stayed on the leading edge of innovation with this style.

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