Stock Up On Sour Ales This Holiday
While I love sour ales all year long, my favorite time to bust them out is the holidays. Our friends over at InsideTheCellar.com has some awesome sour beers that you are a few clicks away from having in your hand. Read on to see what’s hot and let them do the heavy lifting. Cheers!
Almanac Peach de Brettaville – Peach de Brettaville is a harmonious marriage of fruit and beer, bringing together our love for brett saisons and farm fresh fruit. We brewed our Saison Dolores and fermented it with twelve different brettanomyces strains, and aged it in wine barrels and our foeders with plenty of juicy peaches and nectarines.
After months of maturing and blending, this saison has developed a balance between earthy funk and stone fruit sweetness with a dry, white wine-like finish, perfect for pairing with creamy cheeses and braised pork. ABV 6.5%
Cascade Cranberry – This NW style sour ale is a seasonal is produced once a year. It’s barrel aged seven months with 200 lbs. of cranberries, hibiscus, sweet orange peel and Thai cinnamon. Light sweet floral notes of citrus and pink candy are noticed up front. Tart, dry hints of sweet cranberries & wild strawberries on the palate give way to a pronounced dryness in the finish, with notes of cranberries & hints of vanilla and cinnamon. ABV 7%
Cascade Sang Noir – A bourbon barrel Aged Double Flanders Red Ale aged with cherries from the one and only Portland, OR. ABV 9.2%
The Bruery Gypsy Tart – Gypsy Tart is a Flanders-style brown ale with a California touch. A beer that can trace it’s origins to Great Britain, but more famously perfected in western Belgium, has been updated through our own modern techniques, delivering the sweet body and mildly tart finish that has won over numerous generations of beer drinkers in Europe. Our rendition of this wonderful beer style is perfect for both sour beer amateurs and advocates alike. ABV: 8.4%