Cantillon. I can’t think of another word that makes “sour” beer lovers as excited as that one. Brasserie Cantillon, the famous Lambic/Gueuze producing brewery from Belgium makes some of the most sought after beers in the world. Recently, I opened a bottle of their Rosé De Gambrinus, a raspberry Lambic, to share with Nick on his birthday.
Upland Brewing Co. out of Indiana is notorious for releasing a wide variety of fruited Lambics. One I recently had the chance to try was a 2011 bottle of their Persimmon Lambic. The fruit itself is new to me, so I wasn’t really sure exactly what flavors to be expecting out of this one. A big thanks goes out to Jason for the chance to try this one.
The famous, and relatively young, The Bruery in California make some of my favorite beers I’ve tried to date. Thanks to Scott, I’m able to try another recent release, Filmishmish – a 5.8% ABV American Wild Ale made with apricots and aged in oak barrels. Their Wild Ale/sour program has been nothing but impressive lately, so I’m hoping Filmishmish follows suit.
Recently I was at my local Whole Foods and picked up two 32 ounce flip-top growlers of one of my favorite go-to IPAs, Port Brewing’s Mongo Double IPA. I easily polished off the first growler during the “Big Game” and saved the second one for a review. The growler was filled three days ago so it is still quite fresh.
Three Floyds, the brewers of the famous Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have another yearly release that gets high marks – their Behemoth “Blonde” Barleywine. Shane and Nick take a look at the white-waxed 2011 vintage. Our curiosity got the best of us, as we venture into the “Blonde” Barleywine – a style neither of us recall having before.