Golden Sour Ale with Concord Grapes
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This barrel-aged sour beer features Concord grapes from our family vineyard in Marengo, Illinois, that were harvested, destemmed and crushed. The grapes were then added into wine casks from J’s Vineyard & Winery, located in California’s scenic Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, along with our Exiled Angel Belgian Golden Strong. The beer was fermented for over a year in the barrels with their existing mixed Brett culture, as well as with the cultures native to the Concord grape skins. Barrel #25, has a deceptive orangey/purplish appearance, is lightly fruity, with a strong underlying Brett and wine character, along with a semi-dry finish. A very, very, very subtle concord grape flavor is present.