Posted November 19, 2021
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cherry Pie Sour is off the dessert menu for November 23rd but never fear! Key Lime Pie Sour is still on draft and waiting for a place at your table. Enjoy a draft pour in the Beer Hall, or take a 32oz crowler home for Thanksgiving ($20 each or 2/$30).
The holidays are fun but fraught with peril. The anxiety of travel and traffic, rekindling relationships with past friends and family, preparing your home for the onslaught of guests, or invading a home not your own.
There exists a couple of ways to alleviate these stressors and to make friends either in your space or theirs. Bring beer, or bring pie.
Pie has existed for about as long as beer has. While we were learning how to perfect the fermentation of grains, simultaneously one of our ancestors discovered the delight of baking tasty ingredients into a crust made of those grains. Thousands of years later, both beer and pie have evolved to become mostly unrecognizable from their humble origins. One thing that has remained steadfast over the ages is their uncanny ability to lift spirits wherever they are served.
Our latest Brewhouse One Limited Releases combine the best of both worlds.
Cherry Pie Sour Ale
This Brewhouse One release expertly combines the essence of a tart cherry pie with the drinkability of a sour wheat ale. Our brewers lovingly worked with pale and wheat malt, flaked oats, and a touch of both pie crust and graham cracker flavor to create the perfect “crustable” body for this beer.
During fermentation, we employed a bioengineered ale yeast strain called Sourvisiae which is capable of producing lactic acid during fermentation. In addition to the sourvisiae, dark sweet cherry concentrate was added prior to filtration, harmoniously creating the perfect flavor of tart cherry pie filling.
Malt: Pale, Wheat, Flaked Oats
Adjuncts: Dark Sweet Cherry, Graham Cracker, Vanilla
Key Lime Pie Sour Ale
The perfect Key Lime pie walks a real fine line between sweet and tart. This kind of balance is often accomplished through contrasts. We used the same base beer for the Key Lime Pie Sour Ale and the Cherry Pie. Finding the right amount of lime tartness to match the sweet crust of the base beer was challenging. We added lime concentrate for that wonderful lime flavor, and pickling lime to achieve a wonderful balance of acidity to the natural sweetness produced from the base beer. With tremendous result, you can now have your pie and drink it too!
Slices… er..that is, crowlers of these pie beers will be available just prior to the holidays. Feel free to discuss “pie-litics” to your heart's content while sharing these delicious beers over rich, traditional holiday meals.
Malt: Pale, Wheat, Flaked Oats
Adjuncts: Lime, Graham Cracker, Vanilla
Join us on Tuesday Nov 23rd beginning at 12pm as we transform the Beer Hall into a bakery by introducing our latest Brewhouse One releases, Cherry Pie and Key Lime Pie Imperial Sour Ales, as well as host a pop-up with Easy As Pie! Slices...that is, 5oz, 8oz, 11oz pours and crowlers of these beers will be available just in time for the Holidays, and exclusively at the Tours & Rec Center. Easy As Pie will be here from 5-7p with Thanksgiving pie pre-orders, as well as mini pies that will be up for grabs! Apple Pear Praline, Pumpkin Cream, Salted Honey, Pecan, Tart Cherry, and Key Lime ($8 each).
Pie Sour Pricing
$20 per crowler (includes tax), or one of each for $30! (two for $30 must be one of each flavor – no exceptions).
$4.50 - 5oz
$7.00 - 8oz
$9.00 - 11oz
Please note, these two beers are made to drink fresh. Please keep your crowler cold, and drink within 2 to 3 days of purchase.