Apropos of Nothing
The Rare Barrel
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A Note on This Beer
Today’s jammy Wild Ale is one you’ll want to drink in your finest crystal glassware with your pinky up. It comes from a Top 50 Brewery in the World on Untappd, renowned for its artisan barrel-aged masterpieces: The Rare Barrel!
These California Sour specialists are known for hand-processing massive amounts of fresh fruit to pack their beers with potent flavors. Their refined process has won them multiple GABF and World Beer Cup medals, and a devoted following of Sour snobs, ahem, aficionados.
And for today’s Apropos of Nothing Wild Ale, they combine the tart berry profile of fresh elderberries with the fragrant, floral aromas of lavender and age it in Oak Barrels.
The result? An elegant, effervescent sipper that definitely calls for some beer snobbery! Hey, you’re allowed to be a bit of a snob when you’re sippin’ on a handcrafted, world-class Wild Ale like this!
With a massive 4.30 rating on BeerAdvocate, Apropos is exemplary of this Bay Area brewery’s expertise — it masterfully balances the sweet-tart-herbal-honey profile of seldom-seen elderberries with delicate floral notes.
Whether you're a seasoned Sour Ale Aficionado or new to this delightfully mouth-puckering style, today’s beer is sure to impress with every berry-drenched sip! One fan on BA even called it “The best Sour I've had so far from The Rare Barrel!”
Ripe blackberry, juicy plums, and delicate lavender aromas swell from the vinous, deep purple pour. Jammy elderberry notes appear on the first sip, complemented by hints of zesty Meyer lemon and honey sweetness.
Sweet yet tart on the palate, Apropos of Nothing finishes with earthy notes from the oak-aging, making the 6.8% ABV wash down crisp and smooth.
Having this nuanced elderberry spritzer in your stash is sure to make you the classiest craft fan around...or at least make you feel like it!
Rated 4.30 on BeerAdvocate; 4.12 on Untappd