Mulberry Grove Sour Ale returns next month (July) to Fibonacci Brewing Co.

The tart beer is made with 150 pounds of fresh mulberries raised by Mt. Healthy residents.

“Using local ingredients and maintaining a close relationship with our neighbors is at heart of what we do,” Fibonacci President Betty Bollas said in a prepared statement. “A whopping 150 pounds of mulberries are needed to brew this beer. Without the generosity and kindness of the community, Mulberry Grove would not be possible.”

To read the full news release, see below:

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Fibonacci Brewing Company teams up with Mt. Healthy community to brew Mulberry Grove Sour Ale

CINCINNATI, OH— Fibonacci Brewing Company is kicking off the summer season with the second annual release of Mulberry Grove Sour Ale, a tart, fruit-forward beer bursting with flavors of fresh mulberries.

Brewing Mulberry Grove is a communal effort. In May, Fibonacci reached out to the Mt. Healthy community with a single request: to harvest the mulberries for the beer and bring them to the taproom. Residents responded enthusiastically, contributing anything from 5 ounces to 5 pounds of berries.

“Using local ingredients and maintaining a close relationship with our neighbors is at heart of what we do,” says Fibonacci Brewing Company President Betty Bollas. “A whopping 150 pounds of mulberries are needed to brew this beer. Without the generosity and kindness of the community, Mulberry Grove would not be possible.”

In addition to the berries being hand-picked in Mt. Healthy, Urban Artifact in Northside provided the wort, or starter liquid, for the beer. Urban Artifact’s wort gives the beer it’s signature sour flavor.

Mulberry Grove is also an homage to Mt. Heathy’s history of silk production. In the 1830s, farmers across the country began planting mulberry trees by the acre in hopes of attracting silkworms, who like to snack on the berries. One of these farmers was Charles Cheney, who purchased a farm in Mt. Healthy, planted an abundance of mulberry trees, and successfully began his silk business.

Though Cheney’s success producing silk lasted less than a decade, many of the mulberry trees planted by Cheney remain today throughout the Mt. Healthy neighborhood, making it the perfect location for this beer.

Mulberry Grove will be on draft in the Fibonacci Brewing Company taproom in July. A cookout will be held before the release to thank mulberry contributors. On July 26, the Nature Guys will host a podcast featuring Mulberry Grove.

To learn more about Fibonacci Brewing Company, please visit www.fibbrew.com.

About Fibonacci Brewing Company

Fibonacci Brewing Company is a nanobrewery nestled in historic Mt. Healthy, Ohio that has been producing craft beers focused on local ingredients and local farms since 2015. Named after Italian mathematician Leonardo Pisano, commonly known as Fibonacci, the brewery integrates math, science, and nature into their beer, taproom design, events, and workshops.