- Sang Noir (Sour Ale), Cascade Brewing Co. A sour red ale aged for more than a year in Pinot and Whiskey barrels and then blended with Bing cherries. I just visited Cascade Brewing’s Barrel House last week where they serve Sang Rouge, a slightly different version aged in oak barrels. If you’ve never tried a sour ale—now is the time!
BIG BOLD HOLIDAY ALES: Great ambassadors of Holiday brews. All have something unusual thrown into the mix.
- Papa Noel’s Moonlight Reserve (Strong Ale), Alameda Brewhouse. East Kent Golding hops provide medium bitterness and aroma. Aged with whiskey soaked French white oak spires. I tasted some chocolate and nutty flavors. Very smooth.
- Ebeweesner Scrooge (Sour Ale), Bear Republic Brewing. Another sour ale—but this is smoked. Exposure to mother nature through “open fermentation” adds to its unusual twang.
- Lost Glove (Strong Ale), Coalition Brewing. Nugget, Amarillo, and Northern Brewer hops are used. Unusual mix of bitter and sweet.
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