The Commons Brewery has returned with its popular and award winning Flemish Kiss to its lineup of limited bottles. Flemish Kiss is the brewery’s pale ale that is fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.
After installing its 60-barrel foudre about one year ago, The Commons Brewery aged this batch of Flemish Kiss for 10 months in the foudre. After first undergoing a primary fermentation with a clean ale yeast, Flemish Kiss is transformed into a complex ale from a long fermentation with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. The result is described as a floral, earthy pale ale with notes of cherry and a light acidity.
Flemish Kiss won Silver at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival and Bronze at the 2014 World Beer Cup for American Style Brett Beer. Bottles will be available for $12.00 each this weekend at the brewery that will then begin arriving at Portland area stores later this week. A draft version will be available in the Tasting Room only that is located at 630 SE Belmont in Portland, Oregon.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.