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Sour beers and the craft brewing industry

Sour beers and the craft brewing industry

Sour beers are finding their way into taprooms all over the United States and we simply had to ask why.  After all, why would a taproom want to sell a “beer gone bad” so to speak?  The answer is that the flavor of these brews is unique and inviting, even if the overall historical methods of making them is not. Why are sour beers so popular? Sour beers are not exactly the newest thing on the market.  In fact, they date back thousands of years, as the oldest brewing method involves open-air fermentation, which was pretty much the norm back […]

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Jun 16, 2017

Our Journey

Barrel aging: Great taste, nice flavor

Barrel aging: Great taste, nice flavor

When it comes to craft beers that really make us sit back and ponder their flavor, barrel aging usually does the trick.  While there are plenty of cask aged brews out there that do make us take an extra moment to enjoy the taste, barrel aging provides a complex blend of flavors that can’t be topped.  Something about the oak, or the spirit within, sets in motion a journey that continues from the first sip to the last. How does barrel aging in different barrel types affect flavor? The type of barrel can greatly affect the flavor of the resulting […]

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Jan 14, 2017