Woodstock’s Reformation Brewery releases Wilder fruited tart ale

Beer Pick: Woodstock’s Reformation Brewery releases Wilder fruited tart ale

Founded in Woodstock, Reformation Brewery is relocating its main warehouse and production facility to The Mill on Etowah in downtown Canton, and plans to open an adjoining taproom and events space soon.

But its downtown Woodstock taproom is still a lively local hub for beer, music, fun and games.

Today, its spring seasonal “fruited tart ale,” Wilder, is set to be released there. And in honor of that, it’s this week’s Beer Pick.  

Beer Pick


Reformation Brewery, Woodstock

Available for a limited time on draft and in 4-pack 16-ounce cans


Brewed for the “sweet beast in every beer lover,” Wilder, Reformation’s “fruited tart ale,” is back for a limited time, debuting at the brewery’s Woodstock taproom, and it will be available at retailers around metro Atlanta in the coming weeks. 

Flavored with cranberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, and ginger, it pours with a bright reddish-purple color and a soft purple head. And if you love lots of fruity, tart aromas and flavors, you will love Wilder. At 7-percent alcohol, I could see splitting a 16-ounce can as an aperitif or an accompaniment to cheese or desserts.  

Pair with

In fact, Reformation recommends paring wilder with mild, creamy cheeses, fruit pies, and vanilla ice cream, which sounds good to me. I might try it with a spring salad or a slice of heavy, New York-style cheesecake, too.  


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