Avery Brewing Company, a Boulder, CO based craft brewery, has announced the release of its barrel-aged Apricot Sour. It will be available on draft at the Boulder-based brewery on January 30th and will start to hit shelves across the nation in February.
This beer will add to the popular Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean StoutTangerine Quadruple Ale that currently make up Avery’s “Botanicals & Barrels” series. Apricot Sour is a bright and tangy Sour Ale that artfully highlights juicy apricots and barrel-aged tartness.
Apricot Sour is the fourth installment of the “Botanicals & Barrels” series which all have two things in common. First, they are all aged in barrels for at least three months and second, they all consist of just one ingredient outside of the standard grain, hops, yeast, and water recipe. Avery Brewing Company plans to release Ginger Sour and Coconut Porter by early summer.
“The interesting thing about our Botanicals & Barrels series is that as beautiful and simple as the final beer is, it is the culmination of an insanely complex and intricate process,” said Travis Rupp, Avery’s Research and Development Manager and Beer Archaeologist.
“As the second sour of the series, it is brewed with the same bacterial and yeast cocktail as Raspberry Sour,” said Special Project Brewer Leigh Audin, “however the result is a more lactic beer with minimal malt character and a ton of apricot.”
Apricot Sour will be available year-round in 22-ounce bottles and will be distributed nationally.
Avery Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1993, Avery has pioneered innovative beers by blending the art and science of brewing with ingenuity, creativity, and boldness. Avery bottles and cans more than 40 beers a year including White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale, The Maharaja Imperial IPA, and Tweak.