Sorry for the slow postings, I’ve had a bit of a cold so I haven’t been drinking that much…weird right? In my 20s (and 30s?) I used to subscribe to the theory of “Pollute my body so the virus can’t live” when I was sick, and it worked pretty well. I hit 40 and boom, that does NOT work anymore. I’m feeling better so the beers will start flowing again….
As you know (or not) I’m not a huge sour fan, still learning and getting myself into the groove on sours. That said, I’m liking them. A little different and honestly I can get sick of IPA all the time….and living in CA, it’s never really “stout” weather but I make do.
I’ve seen these Cascade beers around and they are pretty expensive..but I splurged. I’m REALLY glad I did, this was a huge treat.
Presentation: Beautiful blueish color to this beer, really nice pour and it came with a pretty thin foamy head on it. Lovely fruity smell too kind of bursts with blueberry and a bit of that Brett murky smell underneath the berries. YUM!
Style: American Wild Ale
Brewery: Cascade Brewing
IBU: Not sure, seemed to be around 25-30
Method: 22oz recycled wine bottle (Whiskey Tango)
Overall taste: Awesome taste, really good. Again, I’m not a huge sour guy but I’m coming around…fast. Wonderful fruit flavor really explodes upon the first sip, it’s almost overpowering. Overall the beer is quite tart but in a berry/beery kind of way.
Recommended drinking location: Pretty good by a fire or at a picnic. I drank it while watching TV and it was fine….but I think this is better done outside.
Ideal consumption amount: Definitely one of these, it’s a 750ml and frankly it’s pretty expensive so you’ll break the bank if you start knocking them down.
Similar Beers: Beer Advocate recommends the Russian River sours I’ve been drinking so………there you go!