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The Rare Barrel, Introducing and Tasting Sour Beers

Beercraft, our Host for the night, has scheduled The Rare Barrel for an Exclusive Sonoma Bereocrats Meeting from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. From 6:30pm to 8pm Beercraft will be open to the public for more tasting. We are welcome to stay for this extended tasting time.

Come and meet The Rare Barrel,

Jay Goodwin, Brewer
Jay has been interested in craft beer since college. After graduating, Jay was lucky enough to be hired as a brewer at a six-month old brewery in Orange County. Three and a half years later, The Bruery has now made Rate Beer's list of best brewers in the World four times, and is a winner of medals at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup.

Here are the 4 sour beers that Rare Barrel has ready now. Originally they were bringing 2 kegs of beer for the event. Now they are bringing growlers of the other 2 just for us!

SKUs Me | Golden Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels | 5.3%

"SKUs me, is there any room on this shelf for another new brewery? There is? Great!!" SKUs Me, which is our very first blend, was fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria and aged in oak barrels. This moderately tart golden sour beer has notes of lemon zest and hay.

Ensorcelled | Dark Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels With Raspberries | 5.8%

Ensorcelled is a blend of our oak-aged red sour beer and oak-aged black Brettanomyces beer. After blending our red and black sours together, we added raspberries and let the beer age in barrels for a few more months. 

Shadows of Their Eyes | Dark Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels | 5.6%

Shadows of Their Eyes is a dark sour beer fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria and aged in oak barrels. Aromas of chocolate complement the dark fruit notes in this assertively sour beer. 

Proportional Response | Amber Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels | 4.8%

Proportional Response, a balanced amber sour beer, is a blend of our mouth-puckering red sour beer and our faintly tart pale sour beer. The result of this blend is well-balanced amber sour beer with moderate tartness and hints of cherries and grapefruit.

For more about The Rare Barrel

Sonoma Beerocrats will be providing Pizza for the 5:30-6:30 hour.

Please do not bring any Homebrew to this event, just your thirst for Sour Beers!

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  • Barry O.

    yes Ron thank you for organizing. That was a great event and enjoyed sampling their sours. Cheers!

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • paul f.

    This was a great opportunity to see a great new business at it's beginning. It was well attended.

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Thanks everyone for coming to the Rare Barrel tasting. We are very fortunate to have so many diverse brewers in Northern California! Cheers! :)

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a treat! Love sour beers, love that there is a dedicated brewery in the area now

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Bill S.

    I am just learning to appreciate sours. In the past I cringed at them. However, in the past year, I have had a few opportunities to taste them and I'm enjoying them more. As for tonight, I really appreciated the "lighter" sours. Very much to my liking. The others were still just a bit "much" for me. A BIG shout to RB for doing this

    November 5, 2013

  • Ken W.

    Really excited about what these folks are up to.

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Looks like we are going to have a good group at this event! Just want to give everyone a heads up... Tuesday is the opening of the Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park. Make sure you plan for more traffic and allow extra time to get the the event. Look forward to seeing you there!

    October 30, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Hey everyone The Rare Barrel is a Brewery that I got into contact for the Nano Night. They did not have any beer ready in September. But now they do. We can be some of the first try out these Sour Beers. looking forward to see you there!

    October 8, 2013

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