Eighteen months ago Square One Brewery released a very special beer to help celebrate St. Louis Craft Beer Week, they called it their Sour Cherry Beer. If you didn’t have a chance to try it at the time, here is a 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.
It was a glorious success. Sour fiends were falling over themselves to try a bit of this beer. A few weeks later there was confirmation that the beer would be bottled and everyone rejoiced.
And then there was silence.
But I just received word this afternoon that Square One has released the bottles of the beer for sale right before the holidays. If you want to have what’s gotta be the first sour beer produced in St. Louis that’s been made available in a bottle, then you better not delay.
Only a limited number of 12oz bottles have been released and when it’s gone, it’s probably gone for good. Each bottle will set you back $8.95 and is only be available at Square One Brewery. Get it while you can.