It's a widely known fact in the Twin Cities craft beer scene that just across the border in Hudson, WI there are a handful of breweries that aren't available in Minnesota. The Bruery out of Orange County is one of them. Chris decided to make a run over to Stone Tap recently and grabbed a bottle of their dark sour from their rapidly growing take away bottle list.
We cracked this on Friday night the week of Christmas. Tart of Darkness pours a lot like a Dry Irish Stout with thin wispy tan head that fades quick. The smell is musty tart cherries and toasted bread. The taste is biting lemon sour up front that gives way to roast and toffee flavors with a hint of earthy wild yeast and light oak complexity. It seems after years of running a sour beer program, The Bruery has continued to dial in their abilities as this is spot on across the board.
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