craft sour beer

New Beer Blog Lagunitas Aunt Sally


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample a new beer from Lagunitas Brewery Company.  It is their Aunt Sally.  I said this once and again.  The new trend in beer for 2016 was going to be sours, fruit beers, and ciders.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this California base craft brewery.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a heavy citrus to slight grapefruit notes. The taste has a sweet tart to grapefruit notes with a grapefruit aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.lagunitas.com):

A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale

We soured the wort on the Hot Side with Lactobacillus for a few days and then brewed up this smooth and hoppy sour. It tastes like a big bowl of fruity candy or some chewable flavored vitamins, but what’s the difference? It’s sweet, tart, and sassy, just like the tasty cherry pie that your favorite aunt makes. For all the Aunt Sally’s out there, You know who you are..

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  @lagunitasbeer

In the end, I love sours, gose, and tart beers.  I know they are about the same in taste profile world.  To me, they are both a little different and I have to be in that mood to really enjoyed a tart beer or a sour one.  I am happy to see more and more sours and tart beers hitting the market.  Of course, anything new that comes out from this craft brewery.  I always pick up a six pack or a single bottle to try it out.  I have to say I am not disappointed on this brew.  I love it. It is almost sour but more tart to me.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Local Option Kentucky Common


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While in Chicago, we are going to sample Kentucky Common from Local Option Brewery.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts at the beginning of the week, which is a few days ago, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read the beer blog posts to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this sour ale.

It has a clear golden copper color without a head.  The smell has sour notes.  The taste is a sour malty notes with a nice sour finish.  This is a sipping beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.localoptionbier.com):

Kentucky Common is a modern interpretation of an ale style native to pre-prohibition Louisville. Historically the beer was dark in color, creamy, and tart as a result of the introduction of lactobacillus bacteria by sour mashing. Local Option Bierkwerker took up the task of brewing this once familiar style – electing to use specialty grains rather than a large percentage of corn – yielding an adventurous taste profile befitting both conventional and courageous palates. Bourbon Barrel Aged Kentucky Common was first served at The Festival in Worcester June 2012 and made available in very limited quantity in the Chicagoland area soon thereafter

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.localoptionbier.com

Twitter:  @localoption

Closing, This beer is something else in a very good way.  It reminds me of a beer I use to have a regular basis without sour notes. It is like Kentucky Bourbon Ale with a sour note finish.  This is a totally different beer than that one from Alltech Brewery.  This is old recipe from Probation time.  The brewery uses a sour mash to give off sour notes.  Local Option Brewery did a great job bring this old recipe back to life.  This is the last review I have from my trip to Chicago.  I am really glad and happy that I made it to this brewery.  I will be back to see my friends at Local Option.  They have great food, music, and of course beer.  I highly recommend this beer and checking out their brewpub.  Go get some!  Drink it! Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Rodenbach Flemish Red-Brown Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample out import beer.  It is Rodenbach Flemish Red-Brown Ale.  Rodenbach was named after the four Rodenbach brothers that founded this small brewery in 1821.  It remained in the family until 1998 when it was sold to Palm Brewery Company.  It is located in Roeselare, Belgium.  They mainly brew sour beers.  They are famous for this beer style and well-known for it.  Let us get into this beer classic.

It has a dark red color with white head that disappears over time.  The aroma has a sweet but slight hint of sour malty notes.  The taste has a strong malt forward with a sour bitter aftertaste.  It is a nice sipping beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.palmbreweries.com

Twitter:  @rodenbachbeer

In the end, this is a beer style that you will need to build yourself up to enjoy it.  It is like the world of IPA’s.  You are going to either love or hate it.  Once you like it.  You will keep coming back for more and searching for new sours or IPA’s.  I know if I give this beer to a mass-produced beer drinker or a new craft beer drinker.  They will not like it and say it is not beer.  This is a very special beer style.  I love this brew.  This is the best sour on the market and the world. There are breweries that coming pretty close to this sour.  It will never be pasted over.  I highly recommend this beer and the rest of their sours.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13