Welcome to The Mangrove. Home of sour beer.
At Wolf’s Ridge Brewing,
The Mangrove is a place that is not defined by it’s location, but by its occupants. In 2017 we installed a horizontal bright tank in a small area of our brewery near our sour barrels. Upon arrival, our brewers remarked that the tank looked like a “manatee.” We quickly came to affectionately call the tank “Manatee 1.” This is in the hopes of one day adding additional Manatee tanks to our brewery. Manatee 1’s purpose was to serve as a blending vessel for our barrel aged sour projects.
Over time we added more and more barrels surrounding Manatee 1. In nature, manatees live and feed near mangrove trees. Thus, over time we began to refer to the sour section of the brewery as The Mangrove. Once the name stuck, we had Head Brewer Chris Davison’s wife Jenny paint the iconic Manatee logo on our cooler door.
Recently we have added a manatee icon to our sour beer labels to denote that those beers were fermented, blended, and packaged in The Mangrove at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing.