Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at 6pm is “Straight Blond.” This live barrel of NW style sour blond ale, aged for eight months in Chardonnay barrels, is a taste of one of the components of next year’s Apricot blend. Sharp tart white grape skins, oak and sweet malt greet you on the nose. Hints of light fruit and essences of white wine roll across the palate. Soft sweet malt and hints of vanillins in the finish make this beer a prime candidate for our Apricots blend (in case you’re wondering, there was no vanilla added to this; the vanillins come from the barrel aging in French oak). It weighs in at 7.5% ABV and sells for $6/glass. Tap It Tuesday takes place every Tuesday at 6 pm at the Barrel House, 939 SE Belmont St.