A Note on This Beer
Considered by many to be the world’s best cidermaker, Reverend Nat is free to break all the rules. With his juicy, 7.6% ABV Sacrilege Sour Cherry Cider he unlocks the uncharted possibilities of sour cider.
Cideries traditionally avoid making sour cider, fearing it will open a Pandora’s box of off-flavors. But Reverend Nat has the requisite skills to harness the sour-creating Lactobacillus, eliminating imperfections, and giving Sacrilege a brisk tartness usually reserved for the finest Krieks and American Wild Ales. This tart clean, shrub-like sourness provides a sharp three-dimensional freshness to sour cherries.
Sacrilege lights up the glass with an electric purple ruby shade. Aromas of heirloom dessert apples meld with puckering sour cherries and hints of oak. Sipping gives way to a flood of clean and crisp tartness. Dense and intense flavors of deep berry-like bing cherries dance across the palate. Though tart and refreshing to the core, Sacrilege takes its foot off the sour accelerator at the last second easing into a satisfying near-dry finish.
In order to create Sacrilege, Reverend Nat ventured deep into the heart of the finest craft beer to steal Wild Ale secrets. As he makes a Promethean return to the cider world, he will draw beer fans with him. Bathe your tastebuds in the resulting tart, cherry-soaked Cider and you’ll agree - this is a necessary Sacrilege.