Tonight The Commons Brewery will release their Biere Royale for the first time in bottles at their brewery and tasting room. This release will be their new fall seasonal bottle release.
Biere Royale, modeled after the french cocktail Kir Royale, is a sour ale with black currants. First brewed as a popular draft-only beer for the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, the bottle conditioned version has a bright acidity from a house-grown Lactobacillus culture originally harvested from yogurt. Black Currants are added during primary fermentation to add additional acidity, fruitiness and a deep purple color to the final product. The process was catalogued very well by our friend Sanjay at The Not So Professional Beer Blog.
Biere Royale will be available in 750ml capped bottles at the Tasting Room and our Portland area grocery and specialty retailers throughout Fall.
So make your way to SE Portland to pick yourself up a bottle tonight between 5:00 and 9:00.
Biere Royale Stats:
Sour Ale with Black Currants
Malts: Pilsner / Malted Spelt / Flaked Wheat/ Acidulated Malt
Microorganisms: Sacchromyces, Lactobaccilus
The Commons Brewery:
Opened in December 2011, The Commons Brewery crafts approachable and balanced European-inspired beers. The tasting room is located at: 1810 SE 10th Avenue, Unit E (entrance on SE Stephens between 10th & 11th). Tasting room hours are Thursday 5-9pm, Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 2-9pm, and Sunday 2-6pm.