A Note on This Beer
The craft community praises Calicraft Brewing for capturing Zinfandel’s jammy-berry flavors with spot on expertise in their Barrel-Aged Zinfandel Sour Ale. BeerAdvocate users like @StonedTrippin say it’s “probably the best and most forward Zinfandel experience I’ve had in a beer.” But Untappd users and other enthusiasts tout it as a straight-up, drink-this-down Sour with an impressive 4.07 rating. It’s time for you to weigh in…
Breathe in aromas of über-tart, uniquely berry-like Zinfandel grapes. Taste the vinous nuances enhanced by wild wine yeast, and Zin barrel aging. The resulting 8.5% ABV super sour sipper is a jammy, oaky ode to one of California wine country’s prized varietals.
Zinfandel grape skins bring intensely tart blackberry and blackcurrant bramble fruit character in tongue-tingling fashion. Brett and wild wine yeast harvested straight from the vineyard deliver a dusty tang to the light, sparkly body, and the barrel brings a dimension of woody spice. A peppery dryness finishes out this vinous palate-crusher.
Join the conversation surrounding this Barrel Aged Sour and see where you land: is it all tart all the time or a jammy glass of zin? Whatever you decide, there’s no need to ask forgiveness; it’s time to zin a little.