Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Special Guest Beers

We are gearing up for some fun events this weekend between the California Brewers Festival and the Northern California Homebrewers Festival but after all that is over we have a great special release for you at both our pubs.

At 5:00 on Monday, September 22nd we will tap two special guest beers: The Dissident from Deschutes Brewing and Eric's Ale from New Belgium Brewing. Both are sour beers that use a combination of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediocacus for flavor but they arrive at two very different tastes. Oh, and to head off any comments or concerns I want to remind all of you that no pathogens can live in beer so don't let this talk of lactic acid producing yeast and bacteria scare you off from trying a glass.

The Dissident is a Flanders style brown ale that has been aged in wine barrels along with whole Washington cherries and brettanomyces yeast. All of that comes together for a fruity, complex and sour beer.

Eric's Ale is a sour peach beer, much lighter in color than the Dissident that has been aged in barrels with a plethora of sour organisms and whole peaches. All of these critters contribute to a very tart but still fruity dry beer.

Now, both of these ales have fruit in them but don't think of the sickly sweet or artificial fruit flavored beers in the market. These are dry beers with subtle fruit character. Come enjoy them at both of our locations.

1 comment:

Tim Chambers said...

I have had the pleasure of tasting barrel aged beers at the New Belgium "upstairs" tasting room. I preferred Eric's ale to the renowned La Folie. I can't wait to try it again. See you at the Oasis.