Brewery Ommegang this month will release a new year-round beer called Pale Sour. It is a 6.9% ABV mixed fermentation sour beer developed by Ommegang's brewmaster Phil Leinhart and the master blenders at its sister brewery, Liefmans, in Oudenaarde, Belgium.
Pale Sour begins with a mixed culture fermentation in open copper vats then is aged over several months in stainless tanks. Blenders mix new batches with older ones until the flavor balance they're looking for is achieved.
The beer is available in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft at the brewery beginning this Saturday, April 29. It also will be available from some Ommegang retailers.
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