Are you a fan of Sour Ales? Just a few years back, I wasn’t. I hadn’t discovered them yet and decided that the best way to introduce myself to them would be attending the annual Sour Fest at Brouwer’s Cafe. The first time I attended was back in 2011 and, since then, my love for sour beers has grown exponentially.
We’re fortunate in the Seattle area to have several local breweries that make some excellent Sour Ales. One of those breweries is Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) out of Redmond. This coming Saturday, October 8th, Black Raven is set to release the 2016 vintage of Corvus Kriekus. This tart Ale is made using locally-sourced ‘Van’ and ‘Black Republican’ cherries from Wenatchee, WA.
Here is some more information about this beer from Black Raven Brewing Company:
AMERICAN SOUR ALE
Corvus Kriekus is an old world inspired sour ale brewed with “Van” and “Black Republican” cherries locally sourced in Wenatchee, WA.
Corvus Kriekus is identifiable by its balance of sour and wild earthy notes underpinned by deep cherry flavor. Subtle undertones of chocolate, dried fruit, and hay are a result of not only the cherry varietals that were sourced, but the tiny microflora that inhabit the fruit, lending a specific terroir to this rare bird.
-AGED THREE YEARS-
Taproom draft and
500ml bottle conditioned bottles to go
$15.99 + tax
(bottle limit of six)
As noted above, this rare bird has been aged for three years to enhance the flavors, and there is 6 bottle limit per person. If it’s even half as delicious as their Corvus Frambicus, I’m sure I’ll want some. So come out to The Raven’s Nest this Saturday and pucker up for Corvus Kriekus. No word yet on whether or not any will be making its way to local bottle shops.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.