Avery announced #8 in the barrel-aged series: Meretrix

In ancient Rome, registered prostitutes were called meretrices while the unregistered ones fell under the broad category prostibulae. [Source: Wikipedia]

Yesterday, BeerNews.org released the news that Avery’s next small batch barrel-aged beer would be called Meretrix. A little about the brew:

She’s patiently awaited you for two years. Aging gracefully in beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and accompanied by sour cherries, your Meretrix is now eager to serve. Brewed with house Brettanomyces Yeast, Lactobillus and Pediococcus. 9.97% ABV.

Production: 83 cases / Brewery-only release: 55 cases, 28 hoarded

Bottled: Jun 3, 2011 in 12 oz. bottles

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