A new year-round release from Brewery Ommegang was brewed in collaboration with the master blenders at Brouwerij Liefmans of Oudenaarde, Belgium.
The beer in question is Pale Sour, a 6.9 percent ABV fixed fermentation sour that is aged stainless tanks for “several months.” Blenders at Ommegang then blended newer batches of the ale with older versions until they were satisfied with the final result.
Brouwerij Liefmans is the sister brewery of Ommegang, meaning they are both owned by the same company, which in this case is Duvel Moortgat nv.
“Pale Sour is an elegant, drinkable sour beer, unique in that it’s not wood-aged. It has a well-balanced blend of sweet and sour,” said Phil Leinhart, Ommegang’s brewmaster, in a press release. “Liefmans is such a historic, iconic brewery and having the opportunity to work with them has been an honor and very enjoyable.”
According to Brewery Ommegang, Pale Sour will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles that are scheduled to be released at the brewery on April 29, with distribution available to select retailers in the brewery’s distribution network soon after.