February’s just around the corner, which means the 2015 batch of La Folie
is about to hit shelves. But, before we release our favorite sour beer into the wild, first we blend it to perfection.
La Folie, our sour brown ale, is born from a beer we call Oscar, which is conditioning inside quite a few of those giant foeders housed in the brewery’s cellar
. Because each foeder produces a different flavor and aroma profile, our cellar manager Lauren Salazar sits down each year with samples from the vessels and spends an afternoon blending what will be the La Folie’s final form.
First, she begins with a core group of samples, taken from foeders proven to provide a perfect base for the beer. Then, ...