What a weekend! If you’re like me, you were not able to attend the epic brew fest that is Barrel and Flow this past Saturday. I had to work and I’m still bitter about it. A fest dedicated to celebrating black brew culture, it was an event to remember this weekend! I’ve been fortunate to taste a few of the brews from the festival, and here’s what I want to track down this week to try!
Beer 1: Four Points Brewing, Sour Rainbows (6.0%). Teaming up with their neighbors Happy Day Dessert Factory, Four Points created an amazing fruited sour. Fruited with raspberry, orange, lemon, lime, and topped off with milk sugar and vanilla, this beer is a masterpiece. Available on tap and in cans at Four Points, track this one down if you love a tart brew!
Beer 2: Grist House, Dessert Wanderer (7.0%). If you know anything about me, I’m a huge sucker for a stout. Brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla bean, coconut, and banana, this is a brew that is rich and tropical in all of the right ways. Smooth with subtle hints of chocolate and vanilla, this stout is one that will make all of you dark brew lovers so happy! Available at Grist House on draft and in four packs, try this one out!
Beer 3: Cinderlands Beer, Overflowing with Love (6.9%). A collaboration with local restauranteur and chef Jackie Page, this is a fruited sour ale with black currant and sweet cherry. Ruby red in color and loaded with flavor, this brew is a treat that is perfect for all sour fans out here. Love cherries? Grab this one. Available at the breweries and in four packs to go, feel the love with this brew!
These are just three of the amazing brews that were released for this festival this weekend. Were you able to attend the fest? Let me know you favorite below! Tracking down the brews to sample? Me too. Report back and share your favorites! Cheers to an amazing weekend in the ‘Burgh celebrating all things beer at Barrel and Flow!