TAO - BATCH 2
Where do you ship?
Currently we ship beer within California only. We DO ship merchandise to all states within the US.
How does the shipping work?
We ship beer on Mondays and Thursdays of each week for next-day delivery. Our beer shipping cutoff times are Monday at noon (for Tuesday delivery) and Thursday at noon (for Friday delivery). For example, if you place an order Friday or over the weekend, it will ship the following Monday.
Do I have to be 21+ to order and receive my delivery?
Yes, you must be 21 or older to purchase beer and someone 21 or older must be available to sign for the package. No exceptions and you cannot give your ID to someone underage to sign. Carriers will not leave packages unattended. After three unsuccessful attempts your shipment will be returned to sender.
How much does shipping cost?
Beer: $18 flat rate for all beer orders under $200. For orders over $200, shipping is included.
Merchandise: Free for orders over $50! For orders under $50, the shipping costs are calculated using the standard USPS rates.
How do I track my order?
You will get a shipping confirmation email as soon as your order ships with a tracking number.
Returns & Exchanges
We accept returns and exchanges for unused and unworn merchandise items within 30 days of order receipt. After that, unfortunately we cannot offer you a refund or exchange.
In order to be eligible for return, goods must be non-alcohol, non-sale items in the same condition as they were upon shipment, and unused/unworn.
If item was damaged or broken in transit, email us at email@example.com with the details and a photo of the damaged/incorrect order and we’ll make it right!
For all other returns or exchanges, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number, reason for return, and request for exchange or refund, then ship your items back to:
1305 Hot Spring Way
Vista, CA 92081
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Oak Barrel-Aged Sour Ale with Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc Grapes
*Collaboration with Black Sears Winery
Format: 375ml bottle
ROSÉ. STRAWBERRY. OAK.
Tao is a unique sour ale, a beer-wine hybrid built on organic cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc grapes and aged in oak barrels. These grapes come from a wild, remote, biodynamic vineyard atop Napa's Howell Mountain, Black Sears; they have been described as "containing the entire diversity of the forest." During the 2020 harvest, Black Sears shared a literal ton of their spent grape skins with us. Their wine went into barrels, and we brewed a beer onto the grape skins. Fermented solely on the pre-existing yeast on the skins from the wine fermentation, we then pressed the skins and aged the beer for a year in Bordeaux wine barrels before bottle conditioning the beer with our house strain of Brettanomyces. The result is a naturally effervescent, rosé-like hybrid. Blush pink in color with a white head. Expect this ale to deliver essences of strawberry, dark cherry, and red wine, together with pronounced minerality and subtle notes of French oak. We love the way these grapes, so unique to that rugged and biologically diverse mountaintop terroir where they grow, shine in this special collaboration that will simultaneously satisfy your cravings for both beer and wine.
Appearance: Blush Pink Color, White Head
Aroma: Dark Cherry, Wet Granite, Strawberry, Bubble Gum, Light Oak
Flavor: Fresh Strawberry, Cherry, Wet Granite, Raspberry, Floral, Subtle French Oak
Mouthfeel: Highly Effervescent, Medium Body, Subtle Tannins