Brau Brothers Brewing will soon release a new barrel aged sour beer, Village Tart, in 750-milliliter bottles across the state. A Belgian-style blonde ale, Village Tart is soured and aged in whiskey barrels for roughly a year at the Marshall, Minnesota, brewery previous to packaging. Described as tart with a hint of dank funkiness, the beer features pediococcus, lactobacillus, and brettanomyces and comes in a wax dipped bottle. They’ll be serving a special cask of the beer infused with cranberries at this weekend’s Firkin Fest at The Happy Gnome.
Brau Brothers will follow Village Tart by bringing their taproom and festival favorite Rubus Black to stores in May in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles. Rubus Black is a blackberry infused imperial porter that is being packaged for the first time. The brewery also recently released a new seasonal beer earlier in 2016, the Lenten-timed dark German lager, Illbebock, which is still available while supplies last.