A Note on This Beer
Attention hipsters dreaming of opening the next artisanal jams and jellies shop: THERE’S NO NEED.
Your grain-free, paleo, protein products are just too much for me. Besides, I’ve found the key to satisfying a baker’s dozen-worth of fruit preserve cravings — today’s Operation Plowshare from Urban Artifact.
The inventive Cincinnati brewers loaded every barrel with over 80 lbs of blackberries and real vanilla beans. It’s the Sour Ale equivalent of a jar of berry jam made into a milkshake!
I’ll take a sweet and tangy Smoothie Sour from the US Open Beer Championship Silver medalists over an ordinary fruit spread any day! Especially when it comes with a buzz-inducing 8% ABV.
Because, I can get a good jar of jam anywhere, but a jammy smoothie beer — that’s a real find!
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Good berry flavor
This batch is unbelievable. Blackberry juice
Fruity and smooth. No crazy acidity.
Donut in a can
Blackberry could have been stronger
Packs a punch but alittle light on the berry!
Very sour. Very blackberry.
Very good straightforward blackberry sour.
Excellent fruit tart flavors and extremely jammy
Love how tart it is!! Love the berry taste!!!
Excellent, like everything I’ve had from UA. Fruit forward, not painfully sour, just tart and delicious.
Reminds me of wine!
Crisp and refreshing
A nice tart berry taste!!
Better than the astrolabe. Almost creamy texture.
Straight up blackberry tart as described. Well done.
A little light on the vanilla, but the blackberry was forward and delicious. Tart and fruity. A very, very good sour.
Tasted very wine-y but had such a great flavor!
I've had better blackberry sours. Vanilla does not come through.
Very nice blackberry notes
Great fruit flavor
Was standoff-ish at first of this guy. But the pastry-yeast taste i had expexted wasnt there (ie the tart part. Im thinking like pie) but great fruit flavor and good sipper
I love anything blackberry!
Absolutely lovely blackberry profile. Sweet, tart, and good!
Urban Artifact is quickly becoming one of my faves. This tangy and sweet (but not overly in either direction) is so tasty! Leaves me wishing I had picked up more. Blackberry slap to the taste buds. Amazing brew
These didn’t last long.
A little too tart. Good flavor but seemed flat
Ultra sour, yet the blackberry flavor finds its way through. Bright and balanced nicely. Finish is clean and slightly wheaty.
Daily corona battle. Late night work edition. This is blackberry sweet, just a balancing touch of tart and vanilla smooth. Tart punches initially, but sweet and smooth rule the day. Another urban artifact winner.
Was more sour then expected but delicious
Liked this better than Astrolabe. Nice balance of tart and sweet. Lots of blackberry and the vanilla smooths everything out.
Nice berries, very tart
Very nice sour. The blackberries came across more like blueberries but I actually preferred the flavor. Could have used more vanilla and maybe a little lactose to enhance the creamy finish. Not too sweet, not too sour, very well balanced. Not boozy at all despite an 8% ABV, goes down fast and easy.
Tasty Blackberry Tart
Tasty, a little more on the tart side than many of the other fruited sours I've had. Strong blackberry flavor.