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Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches, Release No. 3

Epic Brewing Company has put out some amazing beers this year, and it’s just now the beginning of May.

In a post in March I introduced four of Epic’s 2017 limited releases: three from the Oak and Orchard series, and Sour Brainless on Peaches, Release No. 3. The Oak and Orchard beers have been released, and I am happy to say they are all wonderful sours! I was really impressed with the depth and complexity of flavors in each.

Within the next couple of weeks, Sour Brainless on Peaches, Release No. 3 will hit the shelves. You may have had one or both of the first batches, so how is this one different? Epic’s description of the beer is:

She smells like a peach, but packs a cruel, puckering punch! This is our most sour version of this beer yet, but it still retains beautiful notes of peach skin, citrus and a dose of barnyard funk.

I recently got the chance to do a vertical tasting of three different batches of this beer: No. 1 (2015), No. 2 (2016), and the soon to be released No. 3. (800 cases, 7.5% ABV).

It was interesting to taste the differences between each batch and how the flavors change as the beer ages. I felt that batch No. 3 came out perfectly: it has a bit of acidity like the first release and some tartness like the second. It’s as if they took the best qualities of the first two batches and combined them to make this one, awesome beer.

While I did get to try the beer, it was just a small pour, so I can’t wait to get a couple full bottles for myself! Be sure to keep an eye out; you won’t want to miss this batch of Sour Brainless on Peaches, which will be available in mid-May.

Get Ready for Four Limited Releases from Epic This Spring

It’s almost time! Get ready for four special, limited releases from Epic Brewing! Three Oak and Orchard beers are hitting the shelves in April with a new batch of Sour Brainless on Peaches coming out in May. See below for all the details, straight from Epic Brewing.

Oak and Orchard Syrah, Release No. 2 

This time around we went with a little less funk and a lot more fruit. We loaded one of our Napa Valley foeders with our sour saison and so much blueberry, boysenberry and black currant that it was practically bursting at the seams, resulting in a beer that explodes with huge, fruity, wine-like notes. Available starting the first week of April with a release in Salt Lake City on April 14. 8.5% ABV, 661 cases.

Oak and Orchard Dark Sour with Plum, Release No. 2

The second packaging of this trip to the dark side is finally being released beyond the breweries’ walls. This Dark Sour has spent most of it life brooding in retired whiskey barrels before being finished with plum puree. Aromas of dark fruit, plum and fig fade into faint notes of earthy funk. Hitting markets around the country the second week of April. 654 cases, 7.5% ABV.

Oak and Orchard Pinot, Release No. 2

This is the second release of this extremely limited sour. This sour saison was fruited to mimic Pinot Noir (with blueberry, boysenberry, cranberry strawberry, plum) and aged in oak for months until it reached the peak of puckering perfection. Available at the end of April. 650 cases, 8.5% ABV.

Sour Brainless on Peaches, Release No. 3

She smells like a peach, but packs a cruel, puckering punch! This is our most sour version of this beer yet, but it still retains beautiful notes of peach skin, citrus and a dose of barnyard funk. Available in the beginning of May. 800 cases, 7.5% ABV.

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