Wine Barrel-Aged Red Sour Ale with Balaton and Black Cherries
A yearly reminder that anything less, is simply not to be. Each year we push a new boundary with our beloved cherry sour ale, and the aging of our wood cellar enabled a new level this year. This is the second year where we have embraced our newfound passion for nouveau style ales, in releasing the beer just a couple of months after fruiting. A blend of mostly 2 year old red sour ales each aging in different red wine barrels makes up the base. After blending, the cuvee was re-fermented upon a mix of Michigan-grown Balaton and Montmorency cherries. This year’s mix is a parfait of spiced cherry jam, cinnamon rolls, swirls of young Barbaresco and cherry handpie.