Carolina Bauernhaus Ales
A Note on This Beer
Anyone who’s visited South Carolina during strawberry season knows the smell -- luscious, red fruits surrounded by deep green vines, laying on sweet, musky earth. It’s the same scent emanating from Carolina Bauernhaus’ red wine barrel-aged Strawberry Farmhouse Sour Ale.
Carolina Bauernhaus knows how to make the most of their local resources. To create this spritzy seasonal sipper, they
- Pluck the ripest, reddest strawberries from a farm seven miles downwind.
- Layer the berries on a heirloom rye malt base to invoke a soft, earthy bitterness.
- Ferment the ale with three strains of native Saison-style yeast for a fruit-forward tartness.
- Age the seltzer-like sipper for 10 months in red wine barrels from a nearby estate, adding oak and depth.
The resulting flavor is a doughy funkfest intriguingly juxtaposed with sugar and zest. It’s like drinking a saison mixed with pinot noir while standing on the edge of a freshly-tilled field.
Maybe you can’t get to a strawberry field? This ale will help. Maybe you’re craving strawberry glaze pie? Sip this instead. Maybe you’re tempted to throw a traditional hoedown with a full string band? Take a swig of Strawberry Farmhouse and you’ll practically hear the southern twang.
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