A Note on This Beer
The Sultans of Sours at Crooked Stave are causing a frenzy over the release of today’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged Nightmare on Brett with Raspberries. Because this is the only time of year fans can scoop up one of 303 Magazine’s Best Sour Beers in Colorado!
With 4+ Ratings on BA & UT, the community has STRONG feelings about this 9.666% ABV raspberry treat. They’ll tell you no self-respecting Sour lover’s cellar should be seen without an ultra-limited 2018 Nightmare Vintage. Here’s why:
Crooked Stave conditions the Dark Sour Base on ripe, Washington raspberries, so this year’s version boasts an extremely jammy tartness. Then they age it on locally-sourced Leopold Brothers Craft Whiskey Barrels for amplified flavor.
The dynamic pairing of Crooked Stave and these specially selected craft barrels is what awarded the original Nightmare on Brett a place among Paste Magazine’s Top 30 Sours. And when these barrels work their magic with the raspberries, the result is a chewy body with roasty, woody character that is no longer just a Sour, it’s a wild chocolate raspberry truffle in liquid form.
Since we all know that only the early nerd gets the beer, we suggest you get a head start on completing your cellar today. Check the forums — demand for this beer is fierce. And with so many hungry Sour seekers on the hunt, Nightmare on Brett with Raspberries will vanish like a fading dream before you know it.
Rated 4.43 on BeerAdvocate; 4.28 on Untappd