The Rare Barrel 2017 Home Sour Home Release Info
(Berkeley, CA) – Home, Sour Home, our attempt at creating a peach cobbler in a glass, is a blend of 3 different batches of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels. The first portion of this blend was fermented with English Ale yeast, various strains of Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus bacteria. We then blended this batch with barrels of golden sour beer that were only fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and Pediococcus bacteria. The final component to this blend was a golden sour beer that was fermented with English Ale yeast and then racked into unrinsed barrels that previously housed Brettanomyces bruxellensis var. Drei yeast and Lactobacillus delbrueckii bacteria. This base beer blend featured light tones of dried peaches and apricots as well a low to medium acidity and a dry finish, all characteristics that we thought would support the juicy flavors of peaches added as well as compliment subtle notes of cinnamon spice and smooth vanilla bean.
Join us this Saturday, April 29th in the Tasting Room to celebrate the release of Home, Sour Home. Bottles priced at $25/750mL (limit 12). We will also be serving up some Home, Sour Home variants and have a limited amount of treats to pair with this beer. Open to the public, doors open at 1PM.
The Rare Barrel is located at 940 Parker St, Berkeley, CA 94710