We're kicking off May with a bang, adding four sour beers to the taps on Friday, May 3:
Colorshow with Black Currants is a unique twist on our base kettle sour recipe. This fruit packs a lot of flavor, offering a tart, dry and slightly bitter compliment to the beer, as well as a bright magenta color.
Inspired by one of our favorite summer cocktails, the Mai Tai, we created a beer called Kokomo. We created a light kettle sour base with lactose for a bit of sweetness, then added nearly a pound per gallon of pineapple, a smaller portion of blood orange and key lime, plus some kaffir lime leaves. The majority is aging in rum barrels provided by Outer Banks Distilling, so make sure you come in soon to enjoy the remaining portion!
In March and April, we held a tournament-style voting on 64 of the different beers we've brewed at Olde Salem. You selected Suit & Tie, our Cherry Vanilla Gose, as your favorite overall. Well, that beer is no longer on tap, but it just so happens that we stowed away a portion of it in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for four months, and the resulting addition of vanilla, smokey-char, and oak is a lovely compliment to the cherry vanilla base.
Last but not least, Swag Surfin' Oceanside Gose makes it's return this weekend. This beer won us the gold medal in the Fruit Beer category last year in the Virginia Beer Cup, the first medal for our brewery. Apricots, mangoes and pineapples are used at a rate of 1.25 pounds per gallon to give it a fruity punch combined with the salty, sour, refreshing finish from the Gose base.
And if that's not enough sours for ya, our fan favorite Plum Gose, Eastbound and Down, will return on May 10! Three hundred thirty-six pounds of pluuuuuums. 'Nuff said.
Have you tried our canned beers yet? We've got a bit of 24K Magic Hazy IPA, Colorshow with Blueberries and Coconut Sour Ale, and Hanuman Spanish Milk Stout left, and it makes the perfect accompaniment to your cookout, campout, or vacation. Come grab some today!