It's time for another Tipple Tuesday! (insert applause here) In case you've forgotten, Tipple Tuesday is my way of trying various alcoholic beverages that may be appropriate for serving at our Halloween party. It's important to have a plan well in advance.
Instead of a cocktail, I have decided to feature a beer. Krieky Bones
is a sour beer from Firestone Walker Brewing Company
in Paso Robles, CA. I haven't tried it yet, but I want it. That pretty much goes for everything on this blog.
I am a fan of sour beers. If you haven't tried one, you'll find that the first sip will make you pucker your face, but then, you start to taste the fruit and you'll want more. Sour beers are made by allowing wild yeast strains or bacteria to enter the beer. You can't make these in a sterile environment.
According to the brewery, Krieky Bones "began it's life as a Flanders Red style beer aged eight months in a 2200 gallon French Oak Foeder, sour cherries were added and allowed a second fermentation. The aroma is cherry pie complete with flavors of pie crust and spicy notes." Now you're mouth is watering, isn't it? Beer Advocate gives this beer a score of 97: World-Class. This would be a nice beer to sip on the porch.
Serve this in a tulip or flute glass.