Martin House Brewing Co. and Best Maid Pickles are joining forces to release a sour ale with a very special ingredient.
That beer is Sour Pickle Beer, which as the name suggests, is a 5.5 percent ABV sour beer base mixed with sour pickle juice sourced from Best Maid Pickles. In addition, Best Maid combined its sour pickle juice with salt, coriander, and lemon zest to create a pickle “dedicated to the Salty Lady”, another of Martin House’s beers.
This is not the first time that a beer has combined a sour base and pickles or pickle juice: Deschutes Brewery released Dill Pickle Sour last year, Minnesota-based Barley John’s Brewing Co. released Dill Pickle Pale Ale last year and Tampa Bay, Fla.-based Brew Bus Brewing poured samples of Tummy Sticks Leipzig-syle gose conditioned on dill pickles during the 2017 Great American Beer Festival.
According to a post on Martin House’s Facebook page, Sour Pickle Beer will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans that will begin shipping to retailers exclusively in the state of Texas starting on Tuesday. The brewery is also hosting a launch event this weekend at its Fort Worth facility that will feature a number of additional Sour Pickle Beer variants on tap, including Xtreme Sour Pickle Beer, Xtreme Hot Pickle Beer and Bloody Mary Sour Pickle Beer.