American Sour Wheat Ale
Blueberry Super Duper Soak
A collection of our most fruit forward beers to date, Super Duper Soak's are the next step in our series of Sour Wheat Ales. Focusing on single fruit profiles and pushing passed the fruiting rate of our Super Soak's, these beers offer limitless depth. Less sour than our other Soak’s, their amped up malt bill serves to moderate lactic acid formation allowing the extra dose of fruit to take center stage.
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 second entry into this exciting new series, blueberries lend this beer a regal dark purple color and create succulent aromas of blueberry cobbler, tart raspberry compote, and fresh blackberry preserves. 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. Medium bodied with a fully restrained sourness and refreshing carbonation, Blueberry Super Duper Soak has a mouthwatering finish that beckons you back for another sip.