Saturday, June 30, 2012

Visiting The Cascade Barrel House - 2011 The Vine

Jen and I are taking our baby girl on an Oregon road trip for the 4th of July weekend and our first stop is Portland. So we are taking the opportunity to stop by Cascade Brewing's Barrel House. Their sours are legendary and they are, in my mind, one of the top 2 brewers in Portland. The first in my sour flight was the 2011 "The Vine." a sour blonde aged 12 months in oak and then aged on white grapes. It's a really nice sessionable sour. The grape flavors come through along with a champagne like effervecent. It's a great refreshing summery sour that you can drink now or lay down. It comes out once per year and it's a great way to enjoy summer!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Figaro was my favorite of the bunch. The fruit sours had a wide range of sweet (elderberry) to totally sour (blueberry).