“Guilty Party” Sour Series

Small batch releases available only at our brewpub

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We are excited to introduce our new Guilty Party Sour series! Sour ales are “wildly” popular and we wanted to put our LRB creative twist to this ancient style of beer. There are several different styles of sour ales – each brewed intentionally with wild yeast and/or bacteria giving this ale a tart/sour taste. Because we don’t want all of our beers to be “sour”, we brew these ales on a separate 1 bbl brew system. With a balanced grain and hop recipe, we brew a 1 bbl batch of wort, ferment with our house ale yeast, and then we can add fruit along with the “souring” yeast. Sour ales can take 2 weeks or up to a year to achieve the level of mouth puckering flavor you want. We have sour ales that we quickly age in a 1 bbl brite tank and we also have LRB beers that we dosed with fruit, wild yeast, and bacteria that’s aging in oak barrels for several months. Both aging techniques will give a unique sour flavor profile. We hope you enjoy our sours and be on the look out for our oak aged sours to be bottled…. coming soon!

The Lineup

Blackberry Berliner Weisse

Release Date: April 27, 2017

This Berliner Weisse style wheat ale was brewed with blackberries to give it strong fruit aromas and flavor, complementing the refreshing tartness.

4.2% ABV, 2.4 SRM

Sour Plum Ale

Release Date: November 17, 2016

A light blend of amber and caramel malts brewed with over 20lbs of tart black plums. Tart and crisp finish.

4.2% ABV, 4.7 IBU, 8.1 SRM

Wild Cherry Sour

Release Date: August 18, 2016

A blend of Caramel malts brewed with subtle hops, honey and a unique souring yeast that gives a light tart cherry flavor.

4.0% ABV, 4.6 IBU, 8.6 SRM

Sour Cherry Funk Stout

Release Date: July 21, 2016

We brewed a simple stout and added tart cherries and wild sour yeast to create Sour Cherry Funk Stout.

6.3% ABV, 5 IBU

Watermelon Gose

Release Date: June 23, 2016

A German style beer (pronounced Go-zuh) brewed with juicy watermelon, pink salt, and special yeast that is tart, fruity, and refreshing.

5.25% ABV, 8 IBU