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Bel Air Sour Ale

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Bel Air Sour Ale

What is it that we love so much about our favorite cars? Why do we give the best ones really cool names? In between surf sets, our lab manager, Drew, dreamed wistfully about his old car as he worked to isolate our unique Brooklyn souring lactobacillus. When the beer was finally done, what would we call it?

Well, Bel Air, of course - Drew’s beautiful old car. Big, yet graceful and light on its feet. Racy and maybe even a little bit dangerous, but also effortlessly cool, breezy and undeniably compelling. Okay, so watch this magic trick - a thrilling jolt of tartness up front opens onto a riot of tropical fruit, courtesy of our lacto, our ale yeast, and a generous helping of Amarillo dry-hopping. Soft barley malts and wheat keep things dry and refreshing, and the whole thing comes together like a blend of Champagne, hops, and an unusually good pineapple.

Honestly, we can't wait until you taste it - we kinda want to see the look on your face. You're going to smile, and the sun'll be on your face, you'll be wearing shades and your arm will be out the window.

Style: Sour ale
Malts: 2-row, pale wheat
Additions: Lactobacillus, cultivated in our lab
Hops: Challenger, Perle, Mosaic, Amarillo
Yeast: Our House Ale Yeast
Alcohol by Volume: 5.8%
Original Gravity: 13.5° Plato
Food Pairings: Sorbets, fruit, grilled chicken, seafood, goat cheeses, fresh mozzarella, margherita pizzas, summertime, concerts, another one.
Availability: Limited Release
Format: Draft Only