Side Project Brewing
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A Note on This Beer
Ever heard of a Missouri Brown Sour Ale? Yeah, me neither.
The style didn’t exist until the Sour specialists at St. Louis’ Side Project — the #2 Top Rated Brewery in the World on UT — teamed up with Angry Orchard — the cidery that popularized Hard Ciders in the U.S!
Together, these two fruit-slinging goliaths decided to make a boundary-breaking sipper that brought together the best qualities of a Flanders Oud Bruin and a Cider: today’s Burk Wine Barrel-Aged Sour.
To make this style-busting pour, the brewers began by fermenting an Oud Bruin Sour Ale base on crabapples from Angry Orchard’s New York grove. These apples are known for their intense tartness, so the crews decided to age the blend in French Oak Pinot Noir puncheons for over a year to meld the tangy flavors together in harmony.
The result is a masterfully elegant pour that boasts woody, tannic, and vinous complexity behind an easy-sipping 6% ABV. Pop open a bottle at your next feast and watch as it enraptures everyone’s palates with its fruity profile.
Aromas of freshly-baked apple pie — complete with swirls of cinnamon and brown sugar — overflow from the tawny, effervescent pour. Subtleties of honeyed raisins, warm clove, and rich cocoa expertly complement the mouth-puckering funk and tart fruitiness that appears in the middle. A sharp tanginess lingers on the palate before being mellowed out by the oaky, smooth finish.
Don’t miss out on this innovative Sour-meets-Cider from the best creators in their class. Claim your stash of Burk now, and have a crowd-pleasing bottle on hand for every party in the New Year.
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