A Note on This Beer
It’s a Sour fan’s dream to taste the tartness of a tiny up-and-coming brewery that’s en route to becoming the next Almanac Beer Company. Today’s your lucky day -- Good Beer Company has released a 53 case micro-batch of their funky Apricot Oro Sour that few will see outside of their brewery club and taproom… unless you happen to be reading this now, because we just snagged over half of the stash that left Santa Ana.
The tart and nectarous flavors in this brew are so vibrant it’s like you’re biting into a freshly picked apricot from a So-Cal farmers market. All of the fruit Good Beer used to make Apricot Oro was hand cut and pitted, so it delivers fully ripe and juicy apricot notes. It also gains a natural sour and tannic character that comes from using a variety of apricots at different stages of ripeness -- from soft and juice-dribbling to firm and piquant.
Way beyond a one-note-wonder, Apricot Oro plays a whole ballad of tangy aromas for your nose. Fermented in steel and then transferred to oak with the fruit, Good Beer’s Brett-heavy house blend harmonizes with the spicy woodiness from the oak, creating a melody of musky stonefruit on the palate, deserving of an encore sip.
Get in on a local Californian delight that won’t be kept secret for long. The word is getting out now that Yelp members have rated Good Beer’s taproom “One Of The Best Craft Beer Bars in Santa Ana.” Apricot Oro is one of those special Sours that the fortunate few who tried it will reminisce about later. As excitement for Good Beer continues to spread, you can say you tasted them way-back-when.
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