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Lagunitas Introduces Aunt Sally, A Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale

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Lagunitas Brewing is experimenting with kettle souring and hopped beers with its take on a dry-hopped sour ale called “Aunt Sally.” Available now in 12oz bottles and 6-packs, as well as draft, and possibly slated for year-round production, it’s 5.7% Abv and 33 IBUs.

More from the press release:

We soured the wort on the Hot Side with Lactobacillus for a few days and then brewed up this smooth and hoppy sour. It tastes like a big bowl of fruity candy or some chewable flavored vitamins, but what’s the difference? It’s sweet, tart, and¬†sassy, just like the tasty cherry pie that your favorite aunt makes. For all the Aunt Sally’s out there, You know who you are…


You remember it like it was yesterday. The beer flowed like music. The music was all that mattered. What mattered most was that nothing else mattered at all and the world outside fell away as a dream disappears upon waking, ephemeral and vaporous. You cradled her in your hand, lips trembling, her citrus suchness a swarm of expectation in your mind, her carbonate beauty as satisfying as it was overwhelming. You were new to this dance but she was not. Taking her in completely she seized your senses and you were consumed by the luminous passion, her residual sweetness, and the tart earthiness of her grin… This brew is dedicated to the real Aunt Sally. You know who you are. And you know why.Aunt-Sally-Tap-Sticker

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