Wild Beer

Oh hello, Monday.  How not nice it is to see you again…

I realize that I said I’d share my favorite upper body workout last week, but I got busy.  And I forgot.  Whoops!  That’s coming tomorrow.  Today I have wild n’ crazy beer news.  On Friday, I picked up the most expensive beer I’ve ever purchased ($15/bottle).

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Russian River Brewing and Sierra Nevada released a limited collaboration brew called Brux, a wild ale.  I saw on Twitter that a specialty store got a few cases in stock, so I rushed over after work.  As I was leaving the beer shop, a fella’ asked me if that was the last one.  Luckily for him it wasn’t, but you can imagine the rush for this stuff.

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my true feelings

I hear the brett needs aging, so I can’t even review this one yet.  (brett: short for Brettanomyces, a non-saccharomyces yeast responsible for earthy and barnyard aromas in some wild ales)  However, I think this will be great to share with my beer-drinking family members on Thanksgiving.

After reading this fascinating article on sour beers, I decided I needed to try one for myself. Sooooo while I was at the shop Saturday, I also got one I could try on Saturday evening before cooking out with friends. 

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I picked up Petrus Aged Pale.  Wow.  This was pretty crazy.  I’m not sure I’m a sour beer fan, but I can thoroughly appreciate it nevertheless.  The sour is like lemon. Tart lemon.  There’s also a mild peppery flavor that occasionally comes with Belgian wits and a sweetness that almost resembles a pixie stick.  There’s great head retention and a butterscotch hue.


  • Ever tried a sour beer?  Want to?
  • What’s the craziest beer you’ve had?

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9 Responses to Wild Beer

  1. I love lemon and sour things so I would actually like to try a sour beer. I’ve had a lemon beer that I actually enjoyed, but it might not be considered sour exactly.

  2. Hi Tiff, that beer looks so tempting. I haven’t tried any sour beer, except for the lemon flavored ones. I have drank a lot of unfiltered beers and I love those because they taste more natural.

  3. I just read about Brux last night on twitter. haha. I had no idea Sierra Nevada & Russian River did a collaboration beer.

    I’m not sure what the craziest beer I’ve ever had is, but I bought a $15 bottle of Life & Limb which was a collaboration beer between Sierra Nevada & Dogfish Head. I felt crazy, but it was fun trying it, even if I didn’t like it. haha.

    I’ve tried one of Russian River’s sour beers before, and I was not a fan. I think I need to taste them more to have more of an appreciation for them.

  4. oo sour beer.. no thanks!

    I don’t think I have ever had any crazy beers.. I am boring haha

  5. Mmmm…sour beer. It’s an acquired taste, but then it’s awesome! Can’t wait for the review of this special beer – Brux sounds yummy!

  6. I don’t think I’ve ever had sour beer…and don’t know that I’d like it, but I’d be willing to give it a sip! lol

  7. I can’t wait to hear about the Brux when you do try it! I was just reading in F&W about the value of aging certain beers.

    Sour beer is one I can’t get on board with. They keep a few on tap at The Porter in ATL… I dutifully tried them all, of course. 🙂

  8. I’m pretty simple with beer. Corona please 🙂

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