Beers from Council's Magic Factory: Sour & Barrel Aged Beers

Our Magic Factory is our sour beer facility where we create our fantastic tasting sour beers including Beatitude and our many Barrel Aged and Foeder Aged Beers. 

Check the Tasting Room and social media for other special Magic Factory beers including barrel aged beers, foeder aged beers, Brettanomyces stoked Saisons, Tripels, spontaneous beers, and many other funky and wild beers

(Click on the links below for additional info about each barrel aged beer)

Award Winning Barrel Aged Beers

We've been honored to be recognized with medals in International Beer Competitions for the following beers:

San Diego International Beer Competition 2017

BEST OF SHOW & GOLD: Lickable Staves | American Red Sour Ale Aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels with Balaton Cherries
BRONZE: Broken Wand Raspberries | Foeder Aged Amercan Dark Sour Ale with Raspberries

Los Angeles International Beer Competition 2017

   GOLD: Woofle Dust Apricots | Foeder Aged American Golden Sour with Apricots
   SILVER: 2nd Anniversary Flanders Style Red Ale | Aged in Red Wine Barrels
   BRONZE: Liminal Spaces Biere De Garde | Aged in American Oak Barrels with Mango Lees
   HONORABLE MENTION: Broken Wand | Foeder Aged American Dark Sour

Los Angeles International Beer Competition 2016
   BEST OF SHOW & GOLD: Gaderian Old Ale with Brettanomyces | Aged in American Oak Barrels
   SILVER: Les Saisons Belgian Rustic Style Saison | Aged in French Oak Barrels
   BRONZE: Nicene Belgian Farmhouse Style Saison | Aged in White Wine Barrels

Recent Releases 

3RD ANNIVERSARY BIERE DE MIEL - 11.2% Farmhouse Style Sour Ale, White Wine Barrel Aged & Brewed with Honey and Chardonnay Grape Must
lICKABLE STAVES - 7.8% AMERICAN SOUR RED ALE, AGED IN CABERNET BARRELS WITH BALATON CHERRIES
WOOFLE DUST - 6.0% AMERICAN GOLDEN SOUR ALE, OAK FOEDER AGED
BROKEN WAND - 6.0% AMERICAN DARK SOUR ALE, OAK FOEDER AGED
WOOFLE DUST WITH APRICOTS - 6.3% AMERICAN GOLDEN SOUR ALE, OAK FOEDER AGED WITH APRICOTS
BROKEN WAND WITH RASPBERRIES - 6.3% AMERICAN DARK SOUR ALE, OAK FOEDER AGED WITH RASPBERRIES
BBA IMPERIAL BEATITUDE W/ BOYSENBERRIES - 9.7% ABV - AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS 
HUMMING WIRES - 6.5% ABV | IPA WITH A KISS OF TARTNESS (COLLABORATION WITH ALVARADO STREET BREWING) | 4 PACKS OF 16 oz. CANS FOR SALE IN THE TASTING ROOM NOW. 

Prior and Planned Bottle Releases

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The following Barrel Aged beers have been released in bottles on the listed date:
NICENE BELGIAN FARMHOUSE STYLE SOUR SAISON | RELEASED ON SEPT. 13, 2014;  SEPT 2015. (Bronze Medal, American Brett Ale - LA Int. Beer Comp. 2016)
ATHANASIAN BARREL AGED BELGIAN TRIPEL | RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 15, 2014
PIRATE'S BREAKFAST - BOURBON BARREL AGED | RELEASED JANUARY 17, 2015 | BATCH #2 RELEASED JULY 21, 2016
VIENNE - BIERE DE MARS | RELEASED MARCH 26, 2015
1ST ANNIVERSARY ALE - HOUSE RED & HOUSE WHITE | RELEASED JUNE 6, 2015
DEADLOCK DARK SOUR SERIESBATCH #1 (Raspberry) RELEASED JUNE 13, 2015; BATCH #2 (Black Currants) APRIL 29, 2016
IMPERIAL BEATITUDE TART SAISON with Organic Masumato Farm Peaches & Nectarines, Benefiting Beer to the Rescue | RELEASED September 22, 2015 | BATCH #2 COMING SUMMER 2017
CHALCEDON - IMPERIAL SOUR BROWN (10.7% ABV) Aged in Oak Barrels with Cocoa Nibs | RELEASED November 10, 2015
EPHESUS GOLDEN SOUR SERIES | BATCH #1 RELEASED FEBRUARY 26, 2016
GADERIAN OLD ALE W/ BRETTANOMYCES | RELEASED MARCH 10, 2016 (Gold Medal & Best in Show, Old Ale - LA Int. Beer Comp. 2016)
LES SAISONS BRETT SAISON SERIES | BATCH #1 RELEASED APRIL 1, 2016 (Silver Medal, American Brett Ale - LA Int. Beer Comp 2016) | BATCH #1 RELEASED MAY 19, 2017
2ND ANNIVERSARY FLANDERS RED - RED WINE BARREL AGED | RELEASED JUNE 11, 2016 | Silver Medal - LA Int. Beer Comp. 2017
IMPERIAL BEATITUDE W/ BOYSENBERRIES - AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS | RELEASED DECEMBER 17, 2016
FUN WITH MANGOS - BOURBON BARREL AGED GOLDEN SOUR ALE WITH ALFONSO MANGOS | RELEASED NOVEMBER 25, 2016
LICKABLE STAVES - BARREL AGED SOUR RED ALE WITH CHERRIES | RELEASED MARCH, 2017 | Gold Medal - San Diego Int. Beer Comp 2017
WOOFLE DUST APRICOT- FOEDER AGED GOLDEN SOUR ALE WITH APRICOT | RELEASED MAY 2017 | Gold Medal LA Int. Beer Comp. 2017
WOOFLE DUST - FOEDER AGED GOLDEN SOUR ALE | RELEASED APRIL 2017
BROKEN WAND RASPBERRIES - FOEDER AGED DARK SOUR ALE WITH RASPBERRIES | RELEASED MAY 2017 | Bronze Medal San Diego Int. Beer Comp 2017
BROKEN WAND - FOEDER AGED DARK SOUR ALE | RELEASED APRIL 2017 | Honorable Mention LA Int. Beer Comp 2017
LIMINAL SPACES - BIERE DE GARDE FARMHOUSE STYLE ALE (COLLABORATION WITH ADROIT THEORY BREWING) | RELEASED MAY 19, 2017 | Bronze Medal LA International Beer Competitiones and clove and dry finish.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN - FLANDERS STYLE RED ALE AGED IN RED WINE BARRELS | RELEASE JULY 13, 2017
STAIRCASE OF EVERLASTING PEACHES - GOLDEN SOUR ALE AGED IN SAUVIGNON BLANC BARRELS WITH PEACHES | RELEASE JULY 13, 2017