AD IDEM – A vision from The Lost Abbey and Wicked Weed to be released
San Marcos, CA – After a year of conceiving, brewing, and blending, an idea shared between like minds at The Lost Abbey and Wicked Weed Brewing will finally see the light of day. Ad Idem, a French oak-aged golden sour ale with peaches and Brett will be available for purchase online February 24th starting at 12pm PST.
A project originally imagined in November of 2014, the first steps to achieving the shared vision were initiated in February 2015 as The Lost Abbey crew made their way to snowy Asheville, NC to brew the first half of the final beer. Two beers were brewed with the intent of blending; a Brettanomyces blonde ale and a sour blonde ale aged in neutral wine barrels on whole, local peaches.
In March of 2015, brothers Walt and Luke Dickinson from Wicked Weed returned the favor and flew to sunny San Diego to brew the second half; a batch of spontaneous fermented beer aged in French oak barrels.
While an early version of Ad Idem made it’s preview appearance at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, the final blend spent an additional four months maturing. The resulting culmination showcases how the stone fruit in the barrels played along with the blend of bacteria and yeasts from both breweries.
“From the moment we agreed on this conceptual blend, the goal was a synergy of brewing thought and methods,” said Tomme Arthur, Co-Founder and COO of The Lost Abbey. “This passion project is about like minds and spirits converging on one concept, creating a vision that will continue to grow throughout the years. Walt and I have already started to discuss what the next Ad Idem should become. ”
The online sale commences Wednesday, February 24th at 12pm (Noon, PST) with a 6 bottle per person limit at $41 (service charge included). Pickup for Ad Idem is scheduled for Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th. Links and additional info will be made available on The Lost Abbey blog (lostabbey.com/blog) and across The Lost Abbey’s social media network.