Anchorage Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
With holiday feasts rapidly approaching, I’ve been digging through my cellar for an elegant, heavy-hitter that will satisfy everyone at my table — from my craft lovin’ friends to my picky mother-in-law, who prefers wine.
So I called up Gabe Fletcher from Anchorage and asked if he had any suggestions for me. He must have been in the giving spirit, because he did me one better and sent over an exclusive vintage stash of their Barrel-Aged, marionberry-infused Dark Sour that tastes just like a triple berry pie!
And knowing that many of you might also be in holiday crisis mode, I couldn’t resist sharing today’s Anadromous Batch #5 with our members.
Chances are, many of your guests may not have heard of marionberries since they’re a rare sight outside of the Northwest. But these tart-and-tangy berries taste like a cross between a blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry!
Pour this berry sipper into your finest glassware and watch as everyone’s noses perk up from fresh-out-of-the-oven aromas. The world-class brewers at Anchorage achieved these pie-like flavors through a complex brewing process:
First, they triple fermented the exceptionally flavorful marionberries in French Oak foudres with Belgian yeast to create a deep berry base. Next, they aged it for one year in a mixture of Pinot Noir and Whiskey barrels with wild cultures for a tangy funk that mingles with Bourbon-like smoothness. Finally, they double down on the jammy flavors by resting the blend on more marionberries and letting it carbonate naturally in the bottle.
The resulting flavors are deliciously nuanced, with rivers of juicy berries, oaky tannins, hints of spiced vanilla whiskey, and a pucker-packed combination of funky, fruity tartness!
Don’t settle for any ol’ boring brew this holiday season when you could indulge in the most masterfully-crafted flavors. Secure a few bottles of this show-stopping Dark Sour that is sure to please every palate.
Rated 4.06 on Tavour
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