Carolina Bauernhaus Ales
A Note on This Beer
Every year, Carolina Bauernhaus hosts an event of unimaginable peach-portions. Hundreds of people and a dozen breweries descend upon the small town of Anderson, South Carolina for the same reason: to drink and celebrate the favorite fruit of the South — Peaches!
They call it, The Peachening.
And for the Anderson locals, there ain’t no finer refresher to enjoy during The Peachening than a juicy glass of today’s July Prince Barrel-Aged Sour Ale!
The GABF award-winning Wild Ale brewers at Carolina Bauernhaus crafted this Sour sipper for the festival and, yeah, it is jam-packed with peaches. It’s so mouth-puckeringly peachy, any self-proclaimed Sour fan who hasn’t tried this distinctly South Carolina brew has been missing out.
Starting with a Golden Rye Ale, the brewers added their house strong ale yeast and aged the blend in regional Chardonnay Barrels for over 7 months. They then added over 200 lbs of locally harvested July Prince Peaches and let it age for another 2 months. Lastly came a good ol’ dry-hopping of Huell Melon and Aramis Hops to complete the fruity cocktail with extra juiciness.
Lip-smackin’ stone fruit dominates the nose along with a hint of biscuity malt. July Prince’s mild acidity allows the full spectrum of fruit to shine through, with a light hop bite complementing a rounded oak character from the wine barrels.
But you won’t find this juicy peach at your local farmers market — July Prince is brewed once a year for The Peachening, and once that ends, the only way to score a bottle is to make the journey down South.
A sip of July Prince, and you’ll be standing at the peach-themed festival with a peach in-hand, taking that last, juicy bite and savoring the tart, fleshy nectar near the pit. But before you go running across the Mason-Dixon line, just let Tavour bring The Peachening to you!
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Packaged On October 29th, 2018
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