Brooklyn Brewery to launch limited edition sour beer

By Daniel Woolfson

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Brooklyn: Sour beer will see limited UK release
Brooklyn: Sour beer will see limited UK release

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Brooklyn Brewery is set to launch its sour beer, Bel Air Sour, across the UK.

The beer, which has an ABV of 5.8% and is dry hopped with Challenger, Mosaic, Perle and Amarillo, will be available – via its UK distributor Carlsberg – throughout March as part of a string of limited, seasonal releases. 

Bel Air Sour’s description on Brooklyn’s website reads: "Our brewers put their collective minds together to conjure up one tasty 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 and wheat malts keep things dry and refreshing, and the whole thing comes together to close with a fine dry finish.”

Speaking at the Craft Beer Rising festival in London last week Craig Ogden, house of beers (Carlsberg UK’s ‘premium’ division) sales director, said sour beers were a major trend to watch​ for during 2017.

Carlsberg secured exclusive distribution rights​ for Brooklyn’s beers, which include Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Scorcher IPA, Brooklyn Summer Ale and Brooklyn East IPA, from James Clay in September 2016.

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