Hey, Party People! We have a long list of sour beers to look forward to at our Flight of Tartness event on Tuesday, 8/29 from 5PM to 10PM! We’ll also have really good food; hint: it's the sort of grub that typically gets alotta love on Tuesdays! DJ Lex-A-Khan will be spinning the jams since we’ll all be going up on a Tuesday! Also, get those creative juices flowing because we have an interactive blending component to this one...
We will have four different sours on hand to blend and curate your own tart combination. Get excited for The Bruery Terreux - Tart of Darkness w/ Raspberries and Cacao, Petrus Sour Quad, Almanac Sangriaveza and the Ommegang Sour pale. You will receive a Petrus Quad taster glass to pour, mix and create a blend to your liking! Or, taste on their own!
And now, our impressive list of sours for TART TAKEOVER:
Almanac - Sangriaveza - 6.5% - Inspired by everyone’s favorite brunch drink, Sangriaveza is a barrel-aged sour beer with more personality than it knows what to do with. We aged blackberries, raspberries, cherries and merlot grapes separately in a mix of red and blonde base beer barrels, before creating the perfect blend. The result explodes with deep red fruit flavor and tannic notes, combined with light barrel-aged funk to make something special. Pair with seafood paella, dark chocolate desserts and siestas.
Almanac - Dogpatch Currant - 7.5% - The art of creating the perfect fruited sour ale starts with the barrels. As sour beer ages in barrels, each cask displays unique traits: bright fruit flavors, intoxicating aromas, and clean sour character. We selected our favorite Dogpatch Sour barrels, a Flanders red-inspired ale, and added a small mountain of blackcurrants. Inside the barrel secondary fermentation kicks off as the fruit and beer merge into one. The resulting barrel-aged ale is deep burgundy in color, laced with complex sourness, and rich in currant flavor. Pair this crimson ale with grilled venison, duck leg confit, and summer fruit marzipan tarts.
Beachwood Blendery - Fortune Favors the Funk - 6.0 % - Belgian-style sour ale fermented and aged in oak barrels and dry hopped with ex-598 hops. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to bring back the Sierra Nevada crew to blend round two of ‘Fortune Favors the Funk’! We decided to dry hop with the same experimental hop as round one in hopes of recreating what we thought was an excellent beer. Lots of funk in the aroma, with notes of farmhouse cellar, barnyard, and citrus. Slightly hoppy with a nice round acidity similar to a traditional Belgian-style sour.
Phantom Carriage - Strawberry Broadacres - 3.9% - A very pale wheat beer low in alcohol with light bread and clean lactic sour flavors.
Phantom Carriage - Zombo Gose - 4.5% - A refreshing tart and fruity wheat ale with a salt character.
The Good Beer Company - Peach Soltera - 5.0% - Mixed culture ale aged in oak with yellow peaches.
The Good Beer Company - Nectarine Smörgåsbord - 7.0% - Mixed Culture blonde aged in a Smörgåsbord of oak barrels with Nectarines. This sour ale highlights amazing California Nectarines with an intriguing character from the second, third and fourth use American and French oak barrels.
Ommegang - Sour Pale Ale - 6.9% - A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas.
Petrus - Sour Quad - 10.5% - From the innovators at Brouwerij De Brabandere we have something totally new: a Sour Quad. The Petrus Sour Quad is a limited edition blend of quadruple and 30% Petrus Aged Pale. The quadruple is a complex, dark, malty beer made from 5 different malts. Adding Petrus Aged Pale, pure foeder beer, to the full bodied strong quadruple creates a refreshing and complex taste.
Concrete Jungle - Hollywood Babylon - 6.5% - A Belgian-style ale fermented with a classic saison yeast strain and then aged in wine barrels with wild brettanomyces yeast.
The Bruery Terreux - Tart of Darkness w/ Raspberries and Cacao - 7.1% - Tart of Darkness is a sour stout aged in oak. Brewed to resemble a stout at its foundation, the journey into tartness begins with fermentation in large oak puncheons at Bruery Terreux, where it’s treated to a special blend of souring bacteria and wild yeast cultures. Following a slow but wildly active fermentation, the beer is transferred for extended aging into a dedicated collection of used oak barrels for Tart of Darkness. This includes emptied bourbon barrels from The Bruery that previously held beers such as Black Tuesday®. This special edition was aged with raspberries, cacao nibs and vanilla beans, imparting ripe, velvety notes to our awesomely dark and roasty sour stout.
The Bruery Terreux - Befuddlement - 9.9% - It’s rather ridiculous the melding of flavors that can be achieved by folding an incredible amount of boysenberries into a blend of our barrel-aged sour rye ale and bourbon barrel-aged anniversary ale. But Befuddlement does just that. This recreation of one of our favorite blends - a Hoarders Society exclusive release in 2014 - is a baffling, rich and balanced creation that showcases rich dark fruit, subtle funk, zesty jam, prominent oak and ribbons of caramel and toffee.
Bring your salivating taste buds because we’re about to knock you out of the TART! See you there, friends!!