Friend of A Friend (2019)
Central Standard Brewing
A Note on This Beer
You can pick your friends, and you can pick your beer. And today, you get to pick your friends’ beer!
Because friends don’t let friends drink bad beer. That’s why this year, I’ll be stuffing my buddies’ stockings with bottles of pucker-worthy Friend of a Friend Peach Wild Ale.
It hails from the Wild Ale wonders of Wichita, Kansas, Central Standard Brewing, and they’re just the crew to tackle a tart n’ stonefruity sipper. They have a higher Untappd rating than many of the most respected names in Wild Sours, including Allagash, Scratch Brewing, and Canada’s famed Brasserie Dunham!
And today’s 4.22 UT-rated Friend of a Friend (2017 Vintage) is a sparkling testament to one of the most iconic friendships in craft beer: Wild Ale and peaches.
Getting your hands on this fruit tart brew is a special opportunity to nab a collectible vintage for your cellar, and a rare chance to taste a medley of funk and candied peaches that’s been maturing for over 2 years!
Central Standard brews Friend of a Friend with Wild yeast for rustic fruity notes and barnyard funk. And the Kansas peaches are picked locally to get them at their dripping-with-juice ripest. Then, this combination of succulent peaches and fruity funk is amplified from aging in oak for 7 months.
Peaches are one of the most delicate fruits, and it takes time and patience to imbue a beer with the tangy flesh that gushes with juice in every bite.
Show the ones you love just how much you care by giving them a brew that takes as much time, patience, and dedication as your friendship does. Once they get a taste of Friend of a Friend’s peachy brightness, things might even evolve to the next level: Best Friendship.
Rated 4.22 on Untappd
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Plenty of funky, rustic notes from the wild yeast... intense tart peach and barrel aged earthiness across the palate... farmhouse grains give this a heavier body than most sours I've had. I was thinking there would be more sweetness from 2500lbs of peaches used per batch, but this is a super sour! Still very good and complex! 3/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Dat funk tho