Fruited Lambics – Lambics have been made in Belgium for over 500 years, and we’re honoring this tradition by brewing our own Indiana version. Upland lambic-style sour ales are fermented by wild yeast and aged in oak casks for over a year which creates a tart, complex beer. We then add whole berries, in this case blueberries or blackberries, giving the beer enticing aromas and flavors. Once the fruit has been added, the beer is bottle conditioned, which adds a zesty and refreshing carbonation. Upland lambic-style sour ales are the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit. The cherries this year were sourced from Michigan’s King Orchard and the raspberries are from Chile.
Three Degrees North: Three latitude degrees away, we collaborated with our friends at Yazoo Brewing Company. The result was a beer with polite sour notes by combining a Blonde Sour Ale with Kiwi and Cherry Sour Ales to meld into a fruit filled extravaganza of flavors. This beer is to be enjoyed with sunshine, friends, and a cool breeze. Strings and spokes are welcome.
Dantalion: Dantalion is our demonically named sour ale based on the Oud Bruin beer style. Medium brown in color, Dantalion has hints of chocolate, Munich malts, and rye. We also incorporate a spice blend containing ginger, coriander, star anise, grains of paradise, and black pepper to create a gentle halo of spice character. The beer is fermented on the same selection of yeasts and microbes as our base lambic, and aged for up to 8 months or more in white oak barrels.
A Barrel Named Phyllis (Secret Barrel Society Exclusive): This is a very special barrel in our Sour Ale Program donated to us by our friends at the Oliver Winery. The inagural batch in Phyllis is a blend of equal amounts of Orchid and Sour Reserve aged on a polite amount of strawberries from Heartland Family Farms. Enjoy the unique development of Phyllis this year with a healthy serving of elote, grilled trout, and marscapone ice cream. Click here for more information on our Secret Barrel Society.
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