American Sour Wheat Ale
Sour Cherry Soak
Soak: our line of sour wheat ales, aged in oak, featuring a variety of single fruit additions. 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 referment fruit in the base beer after primary foeder fermentation to “soak” for a deep extraction of unique colors, aromatics, and flavors. Delightfully acidic, but not funky, our Soak series is an approachable sequence of wild offerings that we are proud to share.
Pouring a bright amber-orange with faint pink highlights, Sour Cherry Soak offers an enticing nose with strong aromas of cranberries, rosé wine, and barn wood. Subtly sweet sour cherries wash over the palate calling to mind flavors rhubarb, dried citrus rind and white peach. Sour Cherry Soak has a delicate tannic structure and a subtle wheat grain backbone with undertones of toasted oak. Features a refreshing yet subdued acidity and light body with a crisp, clean finish accentuated by a champagne-like effervescence.