The base beer in Carolina Bauernhaus Raspberry Petite Sour is the Source Series golden sour ale, blended with a massive amount of red raspberries. The final beer was aged in bourbon barrels for 4 months. The resulting beer is wall to wall raspberries, sour tartness, and bourbon oak.
This unique regional ale draws its acidity from a strain of lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast labs from opuntia fruit in La France, SC and a blend locally captured native yeasts.
Carolina Bauernhaus Raspberry Petite Sour is available starting today at the brewery in Anderson.
Above: Brewery co-founder, and brewer Keston Helfrich shows off bottles of Raspberry Petite Sour. Image: Beer Street Journal