So its the day after Christmas and you’ve become bored with the family and are looking for an escape plan. Come join Cascade Brewing’s lead blender Preston Weesner alongside Breakside Brewery’s brewmaster Ben Edmunds this evening at Green Dragon. Festivities begin at 5pm for this Sour Beer Showcase. Each of the two breweries will be featuring 5 of their sour ales on tap.
Cascade Brewing will be serving the following :
Lemon, barrel aged seven months then finished with lemon peel. Aromas of sweet lemons and zest are noticed up front. Sweet, tart lemony notes lead to a lemon citrusy finish. 7.5% ABV
Figaro, aged in Chardonnay barrels for 12 months then aged aged with dried white figs and lemon peel for 12 more months. Lemon peel and sweet figs roll across the palate, leading to crisp lemon tartness in the finish that leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue. 10% ABV
Lactic-American, aged 16 months in American oak. This showcase for lactic fermentation and American oak features bright, tart oak and wood vanillin in the nose. 7.5% ABV
Cerise Nouveau, a blend of red ales aged in oak barrels for up to eight months, then aged on fresh Bing cherries. 9.5% ABV
LIVE: Luckië Charms, a blend of strong blonds and blonds that were aged with vanilla. This golden yellow ale has sweet notes of cereal and fruity marshmallow aromas that rise from the glass. Light and creamy marshmallow notes of blue blueberries, pink raspberries and red cherries dance a jig on the palate and lead to a lingering soft creamy charming marshmallow note that’s deliciously magical! 8.1% ABV
Breakside Brewery will be offering up their Passionfruit Sour, Sour Newton, Framboise, Beaujolais avec Brett and Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Stout.
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This post was written by D.J. Paul on December 26, 2013