Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beer Review: Cascade Brewing The Vine

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 9.73%

Fun Fact About the Brewery:

Cascade Brewing from Portland is well known around the NW for their awesome takes on sour ales. When it comes to sours, a lot of people are like, "Why in fucks name would you drink a sour beer?" But, beer nerds stroke their beards and say, "Yes, I enjoy sour ales because they are challenging and interesting." Well, I guess I fall on the the latter half of that discussion because I think sours can be pretty cool.


Urban Family Public House in Ballard had a Cascade Brewing night last weekend and so I got to try a couple of their excellent sours. The Vine is, according to the Cascade web site, "a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes." Yep, there you have it. The grape flavor really comes through in the aftertaste. This beer is fantastic.

Rating: 4.5/5

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