Trap Door Brewing and Fortside Brewing of Vancouver, WA, have collaborated on a new brew, Stoopid Sexy Phlanders – a Flanders-style kettle sour with 300lbs of Bing, Lambert, Vans and Royal Anne cherries. (In case you missed the reference to the longest-running sitcom and longest-running animated program on television, here’s a refresher.) This batch of sour goodness was split in two. One half will soon be released to Clark County taprooms Tap Union, Ben’s Bottle Shop and 3 Peaks Public House, and Trap Door plans to serve a bit at its 1-year anniversary bash on November 5th. As for the other half, it was also split between two barrel-aging projects. Trap Door will age its portion in red wine barrels with added brettanomyces, while Fortside’s part will age in bourbon barrels at its facility. The two breweries plan to reconvene in 6 months or so to plan release events for the barrel-aged sexiness that Stoopid Sexy Phlanders will no-doubt level up to.
Both breweries opened in Vancouver late 2015, so it was natural that their first collab carried the moniker New Kids on the Hop. It was a springtime hopped-up India Pale Lager that had all The Right Stuff. (Enjoy the ear worm.)Trap Door owner Bryan Shull sneaked a taste of the new nectar. “Dangerous liquid,” he opined. “Tastes like sour candy, but punches like a prize fighter.”Be on the watch for Stoopid Sexy Phlanders at Clark County taprooms and at both Trap Door Brewing & Fortside Brewing soon.