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.