The Rare Barrel
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A Note on This Beer
Draft Mag urges beer fans to “put all-sour brewery The Rare Barrel on your radar!”
We couldn’t agree more, and we keep them under a close eye because:
- They’ve won multiple GABF medals for Barrel-Aged Sours.
- Tavour members love them and make tons of requests for their tang-tastic brews.
- The brewery has the uncanny ability to deliver real fruit flavors without adding any actual fruit!
Their Forces Unseen (2020) Barrel Aged Sour is a prime example of their skills. To craft it, the Cali brewers cultivate a unique mix of wild cultures to deliver bright notes of tropical fruit that dance around nuances of bretty funk.
The brewers say this new 2020 batch is the fruitiest and most expressively wild one to date. Fans lucky enough to try it are already raving:
“Fantastic! Light, crisp, lemon tart [with a] perfectly earthy (mild funky) finish.” @Jeff K.
“Love a great sour that shows what it can be without fruit.” @Nick A.
We agree! This is one of those Sours you can trick your friends and fam with. Have them take a sip and guess which fruits the brewery added to it. Then, after they rattle off tropical flavors like pineapple, passion fruit, and pomelo, tell them the brewers used no actual fruit, whatsoever!
Tavour strictly supports independent beer. The Rare Barrel is certified independent by the Brewers Association