Short’s Plum Rye Lager

Short’s Brewing, Bellaire, Michigan
Plum Rye Lager
Bock
?? ABV
12 oz. bottle

This surprisingly deep, super-sour lager is one of my favorite sour beers of the year. The sourness here comes from plums, not yeast or aging, but achieves a complexity that awed me. Rather than plum-y, the flavors came across as cranberry, probably due to perfect blending of sour fruit and bitter hops.

Amateur Celebrity Chef Ricky P made a puckered face while drinking it, but relented to give us his suggested food-pairings: chocolate, cobbler, some sort of fruit. Then he turned back to tend his boiling cauldron of bacon-sauce.

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~ by nininja on December 15, 2010.

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