What’s an ice cream sundae without a cherry on top? Unfinished, that’s what.
Almanac Beer Co. has once again used its Belgian-style red, Dogpatch Sour, to create a variant featuring vanilla and amped up cherry. The effort produces “a vinous, delicate beer that captures a specific moment in time from our select Northern California Farms” according to the San Francisco-based brewery’s website.
Almanac describers the difference:
Vanilla Cherry Dogpatch takes everything you love about our regular Dogpatch Sour and turns it up to 11. We started with our base red sour ale and added a ridiculous amount of Bing, Rainier and Montmorency Cherries to each barrel for a juicy, intense cherry flavor that exudes summer. Then we added in whole Madagascar vanilla beans, building on oak’s natural vanilla flavor.
Vanilla Cherry Dogpatch retains the 7.5 percent ABV of the base beer and will be bottled at 375ml along with “limited” draft options.
An email sent to Almanac seeking additional details was not immediately returned.