Michigan sour cherries are quickly making a name for themselves in beer. The cherry flavor and sour notes make them blend very well in beer. There are a few beers on the shelves now using them, and they are nothing short of incredible. Founder’s Cerise is brewed right in the heart of sour cherry territory – Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Cerise is a fruit/vegetable beer chock full of cherries. 53 lbs in fact. Harvested from Benton Harbor, Coloma, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. The cherries are added at 5 different stages of fermentation in order to achieve a perfect balance of sour cherry and malt palette. Cerise has a big malt bill to compliment the cherries, caramel being notable. Cerise has a sweet, crisp mouthfeel.
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15 IBU’s (not bitter at all!)
Availability – Seasonally during the late spring/summer in 12oz/4 pks and some draft offerings.