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Modern Times Sour Bottles On Sale December 4th

Modern Times Beer (San Diego, CA) is gearing up for a sour beer release on December 11th, 2014. This will be the brewery’s first public release.

The release features five sour/wild offerings, each spent 15 months aging in red wine barrels with a mix of souring bacteria. Each beer was fermented in stainless first, then transferred to barrels. Each barrel contained a mix of more than 40 strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, & Pediococius from all over the world.

The lineup:

Empty Hats – Oud Bruin. The flavor starts with a big red wine component, quickly followed by a strong tartness, funk, and a hint of warm malt on the finish, which lingers for ages.

New from Nowhere – Flanders Red. The flavor starts out with raspberry, strawberry, and oak, quickly followed by a puckering sourness, and a long, red fruit-drenched finish.

Rampart Junction – Peach Sour. After 11 months in red wine barrels, we added 50lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom peaches, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling.

Oracle of the Bottle – Cabernet Grape Sour. (News From Nowhere is the base beer.) After 11 months in red wine barrels, we added 50lbs per barrel of Cabernet grapes, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling.

Palace of the Cracked Heads – Nectarine Sour. (Empty Hats is the base beer.) After 11 months in red wine barrels, we added 50lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom nectarines, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling.

Bottles retail for $25 – $30 dollars each and can be pre-purchased online starting December 4th, 2014. You must pick them up in person before February 12, 2015. (No Proxies).

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