Barrel-Aged Sour Ale with Chokeberries
A relic of the underlying theory of Burial. Take that which is forgotten, and breathe into it, new life. The chokeberry is a unique fruit, grown among Carolina as a bitter berry hanging for months untouched, until one day it’s sugars finally peak and the birds pillage. We wanted to celebrate this sordid tale of transformation. A selected blend of golden sour ales laid to rest in different neutral red wine barrels for a year. Blended back into steel with locally harvested red and black chokeberries from Indian Grove Farms, and then bottle conditioned for several months. The final expression hints at cherry pie, blueberry juice and cranberry sauce with orange zest and cinnamon.