Tag: The Rare Barrel

  
The Rarest Barrel: pH1’s Influence and Inspiration Tools of the Trade by

The journey of pH1, a French oak wine barrel that ignited American sour beer history, begins at New Belgium in Colorado.

The New Bitter: Are Sour Beers on Their Way to Becoming the Next IPA? Feature by

What is it about this family of beers that seems to be enchanting a generation? Could sours eclipse IPAs as the new face of American craft brewing? It’s a long shot, but people once asked similar questions about hoppy West Coast ales.

Jay Goodwin of The Rare Barrel Going Pro by

At The Rare Barrel, a tiny, sours-only brewery in Berkeley, Calif., American sours push the boundaries of what Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pedioccocus, oak and time can do.