For all the sophistication in modern brewing, the art of making beer remains uncertain. At the end of the day, the aim is to create a fizzy beverage after letting a carefully crafted soup rot. Alpine Beer Co. sums it up as an exercise in “blind faith and patience.”
The Alpine, Calif.-based brewery is working on a lambic-style beer called Process of Belief Framboise. Intended to join the ranks of Alpine’s Barrel-Aged Series, this particular beer matures in French oak wine barrels. The 500ml bottle clocks in at 6.6 percent ABV according to the label submitted to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The beer’s flavor is self-described as “tart raspberries and woody notes of oak complemented by a touch of farmhouse funk.”
An email sent to Alpine seeking further detail was not immediately returned.