For those of you who didn’t have a chance to try the Sour Cherry Beer that Square One Brewery released to help celebrate St. Louis Craft Beer Week, I’ve got good news for you. According to Augusta Brewing’s Head Brewer Shawn Herrin, some of this beer was bottled and is currently bottle conditioning.
If you don’t remember, this is the description of the beer:
Brewed 3 years ago as a Tripel, then refermented with sour cherries and inoculated with a Belgian lambic blend of yeasts and bacteria. The beer was left on the cherries and pits for 8 months and then racked off into kegs, half on oak, half all stainless.
Prior to carbonating, we blended the two back together and then blended again with a recent batch of tripel. Very tart and has sharp cherry flavors along with a hint of nuttiness (from the pit) in the finish.
I had a chance to try this last week and I was very impressed with the results. It had a wonderful tartness without every being too acidic. It was a well crafted blend.
Before you get too excited about this coming out in bottles, I’ve been told that this will was a very limited bottling with only about 25 cases available. As soon as I have more information about the release date and where it’ll be available, I’ll make sure to let everyone know.