American Sour Wheat Ale
Blackberry Super Duper Soak
A collection of our most fruit forward beers to date, Super Duper Soaks are the next step in our series of sour wheat ales. Focusing on single fruit profiles and pushing past the fruiting rate of our Super Soaks, these beers offer limitless depth. While still sour, their amped up malt bill serves to moderate the lactic acid formation.
Like our other Soaks, we ferment the base beer with 60% wheat in large oak foeders for several months. Fermentation duties are shared gracefully between our house lactobacillus strain and our Native New England mixed culture. Loosely inspired by the cold-maceration process used in winemaking, we re-ferment fruit in the base beer after primary foeder fermentation to “soak” for a deep extraction of unique colors, aromatics, and flavors.
The first entry into this exciting new series, Blackberries lend this beer a rosey, dark pink hue and create luscious aromas of blackberry pie, mixed berry preserves, and ripe raspberry. The fruitiness of the nose is braced by undertones of wet oak along with a touch of barnyard and earthy funk. A bold palate matches the nose with rounded, deep, and mildly sweet berry flavors. With a medium body and refreshing carbonation, Blackberry Super Duper Soak has a mouthwatering finish that beckons you back for another sip.