This week we announced an exciting evolution of our sour series: a trio of eminently drinkable beers packaged in 12 ounce cans, all launching this month. Apripêche, Solera and Rosetta will also be available on draft when on-premise establishments reopen.
The newcomer, Apripêche, combines a quaffable Belgian-style witbier with peaches, apricots, and just the right amount of a tart Flemish golden ale. The delicious result is an artful interplay of sweet nectar, hazy refreshment, and wine-like acidity.
“We’ve experimented with stone fruit sours for a long time,” says our brewmaster Phil Leinhart. “Apripêche blends the juicy sweetness of peaches and the delicate acidity of apricots, resulting in a beer that pairs perfectly with a variety of lighter, warm weather dishes.”
Solera, formerly known as Pale Sour, is a tart golden ale crafted by Liefmans, our sister blendery in Belgium. A mixed-culture fermentation in open copper vats is followed by months of aging. Similar in approach to the classic “solera method” of blending liquids of varying ages, master blenders regularly mix new batches with older ones to achieve the perfect balance of sweet and sour.
“Our most popular sour is perfect for sipping in the sun, so when we resolved to release it in cans, we decided that Solera was a better name,” says Phil. “This beer is truly sunshine in a glass.”
Finally, Rosetta, our year-round kriek ale, moves from bottles to cans to complete the set. A charming combination of Oud Bruin, a tart Flemish brown ale, and Cuvée Brut, a cheerful cherry beer, Rosetta offers elegance, depth, complexity and an intriguing interplay of tartness and sweetness.
Wondering where and how to find these beers? The first shipments are already heading to retail in the following states:
Apripêche: CA, CO, NC, NY, PA, WA, and Puerto Rico.
Rosetta: AZ, CA, CO, DE, IL, MD, MN, MO, ND, NH. NJ. NM, NY, OR, PA, VA, WA, and Washington, DC.
Solera: AZ, CA, CO, IL, MI, MN, ND, NH, NH, NM, NY, OR, WA, and Puerto Rico.
You can use our beer finder to search for retailers near you. Additional retailers and states will be added in the weeks and months to come, and soon - all three beers on draft, too! We encourage you to be safe and healthy, and to support your local retailers by investigating to-go and delivery options.
We hope to raise a glass with you soon.