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Score: 4.22
The Rare Barrel
2 days ago
We don’t do well with goodbyes but we are saying farewell to our beloved Beef Tartare... and we’re saying hello to our, oh so delicious, Hamachi Crudo! This dish includes blood orange and cara cara oranges, avocado puree, endive, celery root butter, and crispy kasha. Get yourself a plate of this tasty dish this weekend, why not have beer while your at it 😋 @ The Rare Barrel
The Rare Barrel
3 days ago
Where will you be dining during Berkeley Restaurant Week? Starting on Thursday, January 23rd through Friday, January 31st in the Tasting Room & Kitchen we'll be offering a $40 Prix Fixe Dinner Menu each day that we are open from 4PM to close. Chef Charis has thoughtfully curated a menu for the occasion that showcases her creativity and blending of styles. So what's on the menu for #BRW20? Appetizer “Cream” of Mushroom Soup pickled hon shimeji, fried hazelnuts, hazelnut oil, fermented mushroom powder, sunchoke Main Mushroom Tinga corn grits, roasted yams, shaved carrot & pineapple salad, pickled chayote, cashew-lime crema, roasted shallot chile oil OR Braised Pork Belly farro verde, dashi poached turnips, citrus, chicories with sesame-miso dressing, chestnut cream Dessert Chocolate Almond Torte roasted date caramel, pomegranate, whipped creme fraiche
The Rare Barrel
4 days ago
Attention all followers, if your current go-to spot for craft beer doesn't have The Rare Barrel on draft or in bottles, tag them and let them know you want us! If you are a bar, bottle shop, market, liquor store, restaurant, taproom, etc., here's how to get our beer at your location. In late 2019 we started to deliver to accounts all over the Bay Area, and we are looking to expand. If you are located in SF, East Bay, The Peninsula, or San Jose, we can deliver to you! If you aren't located in one of those areas but would love to carry our beer, please let us know. To schedule your delivery, please email sours@therarebarrel.com
The Rare Barrel
6 days ago
We had an awesome time at Outer Range Brewing Co. blending up a sour IPA this weekend. It was a real pleasure working with them, as they are making some amazing IPAs out here in Colorado. Keep an eye out for “The Bends”, a nelson+mosaic+citra sour IPA released by Our friends at ORB soon!
The Rare Barrel
9 days ago
Who’s excited for Berkeley Restaurant Week? We sure are! Chef Charis has created a scrumptious menu for the occasion, and we have a little sneak peek of it for you. But you’re gonna have to wait until Thursday, January 23rd to try it so come hungry and stay sour.
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We are an all-sour beer company in Berkeley, CA. Our Tasting Room & Kitchen showcases our sour beer, a few guest beers and wine, and offers a variety of dishes to pair. Here is our current menu: www.therarebarrel.com/tastingroom
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BEER LIST
Ensorcelled
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.2%
# Ratings: 10,426
Score: 4.35
Dark Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels With Raspberries | Ensorcelled is a blend of our oak-aged red sour beer and oak-aged black Brettanomyces beer. After blending our red and black sours together, we added raspberries and let the beer age in barrels for a few more months.
That's the Pits (2019)
Style: Sour - Fruited
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Peach and nectarine pits could easily be discarded as waste. After processing thousands of pounds of this fresh fruit, we decided to utilize the flavor potential hidden within the center. After being thrown into oak, the pits were conditioned with a blended golden sour. The notes of vanilla, almond, and stone fruit could only be achieved by using the fruit in its entirety.
Breakfast Time (2019)
Style: Sour - Fruited
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with apricots. Dry-hopped with citra and simcoe.
Home, Sour Home (2019)
Style: Sour - Fruited
ABV: 7.8%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with peaches, cinnamon, and vanilla bean
Les Bouquet
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Les Bouquet (2019)
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 7.1%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels with Blood Orange, Tangelo, Pink Pomelo, and Lemon Thyme Les Bouquet is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with blood orange, tangelo, and pink pomelo. A touch of lemon thyme was added to enhance the beer’s bright citrus notes while adding its own distinct herbal character. Fermented with a mixed culture, this citrus sour truly showcases the aromatic bouquet of juicy, tart citrus and herbal thyme.
Soakin Up Rays
Style: Sour - Fruited
ABV: 7.9%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with pink guava and passion fruit
Outlaw Bound, Ambassadors of Sour 2017 Release #5
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 6.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with prickly pear and lime zest.
Shadows of Their Eyes (2018)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.8%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Shadows of Their Eyes is back and even better than years past. This iteration of Shadows was fermented with the Funktown Pale Ale blend from The Yeast Bay (a yeast blend consisting of a Vermont Ale strain and wild strain of Saccharomyces) which resulted in a beer that is chocolate forward from the grain bill with low notes of peach, cherry pit, mango, and orange peel. We then aged this beer in oak barrels and acidified with a mixed culture. Low in acidity this sour lets the base malt shine with a fermentation profile that enhances the dark chocolate notes and adds hints of stone fruit and citrus.
It’s A Vibe
Style: IPA - Sour
ABV: 7.4%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Brewed with Golden Promise, Vienna, Spelt, Oats, and Winter Wheat, the IPA portion of the beer was fermented with a Juicy English yeast strain and copiously hopped with Citra and Cashmere. We blended barrel aged sour beer conditioned on Passion fruit and Guava into the base IPA to meld with the tropical aromas exuded by the hops.
Apropos of Nothing (2019)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.8%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels with Elderberries and Lavender Sometimes, the most delightful results are prompted by whimsy. Born from an impromptu blending session, Apropos of Nothing is a golden sour beer fermented in oak and aged with elderberries and lavender. In turn, this beer highlights the unique characteristics of both the fruit and flower. With hints of blackberry, lemon, and honey, this lightly tart sour beer is a jammy and refreshing beverage.
Sourtooth Tiger
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Golden sour beer aged in Oak Barrels with Ginger.
Breakfast Time
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with apricots and dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Equinox. Collaboration with Cellarmaker.
Home, Sour Home (Batch 2)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 8,128
Score: 4.41
Golden sour with peaches, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.
Soliloquy
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 4,658
Score: 4.29
Golden sour aged in oak barrels with orange peels and rose hips.
Impossible Soul
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.2%
# Ratings: 4,607
Score: 4.30
Impossible Soul is a golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with tart cherries and sweet cherries. Fermented with Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and some other special microorganisms, this blend displays notes of cherry preserves with hints of lemony tartness. At the heart of this beer lies an Impossible Soul: seductively tart, yet timidly sweet.
Cosmic Dust
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 5.4%
# Ratings: 4,061
Score: 4.20
Golden sour beer aged in oak w/hibiscus
There Are Rules
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 3,897
Score: 4.34
There Are Rules is a golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with raspberries, apricots, and peaches. Fermented with a combination of microorganisms, this golden sour beer strikes up aromas of bergamot and fresh picked raspberries and is pinned with flavors of tart raspberries, ripe apricots, and juicy peaches
Keen Observation (Echo Series)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 3,323
Score: 4.24
Keen Observation is a golden sour beer aged in unrinsed Map of the Sun barrels, which makes it part of our Echo Series. Hints of the microorganisms and apricots that created Map of the Sun deepen the complexity of Keen Observation. This Echo Series release presents notes of citrus peels with traces of juicy apricots.
Becoming
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 3,318
Score: 4.31
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with boysenberries.
Gifted Branch
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 3,284
Score: 4.39
Gifted Branch is a golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with bushels of peaches and a dash of apricots. We formed layers of bright stone fruit character by blending a unique mix of microorganisms with our fondness for peaches and apricots. This golden sour beer features an aroma of dewy peach skin with flavors of fresh juicy peaches and hints of tart apricots.
No Salt
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 3,261
Score: 4.25
No Salt is a golden sour beer aged in tequila barrels. Fermented with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and various other microorganisms, this sour beer blends flavors found in an aged tequila with undertones of tart lime. Deviant and refreshing, no salt is needed for this spirited sour.
Hyper Paradise
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 3,135
Score: 4.30
Be it an island, seascape, or mystery spot, a hyper paradise awaits on the horizon. Hyper Paradise is a blend of saison and golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with mangoes and passion fruit. Fermented with a concoction of microorganisms, this tropical utopia is overflowing with notes of fruity funk, overripe mango, and sour passion fruit.
Afterlight
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 3,069
Score: 4.28
Afterlight is a dark sour beer aged in French Bordeaux wine barrels. Fermented with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus, this decadent sour beer presents notes of dark chocolate, dried cherries and vanilla. Dark and alluring, Afterlight entwines flavors of both beer and wine.
Shadows of Their Eyes (Batch 4)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 3,041
Score: 4.23
Shadows of Their Eyes is a dark sour beer aged in oak barrels. Fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria, this sour features aromas of dark chocolate that compliment notes of black cherries, strawberries, and tart plums. Batch 3 has a higher ABV than previous batches.
Guava Happens
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 6.2%
# Ratings: 2,833
Score: 4.18
Guava Happens is a blended golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with pink guava. Fermented with an adventurous blend of yeast and bacteria, this fruited sour cruises the open road through the tropics. The scent of fresh guava wafts in the sea breeze and mingles with notes of ripe mangoes, papaya, and pink lemonade. Tart and easy-drinking, this sour is meant for you to enjoy the ride and embrace guava happens.
Across the Sea
Style: Sour - Gose
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 2,820
Score: 4.05
A blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with coriander and sea salt, this beer has whispers of a style almost lost in time. Fermented and soured with a medley of microorganisms, across the sea is where you’ll find the undercurrents of citrus and tides of brine that flow to a bay of liquid gold.
For Ever More
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 6.2%
# Ratings: 2,686
Score: 4.34
For Ever More is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with blueberries, boysenberries, cinnamon, and vanilla bean. To extract sweet and tart notes of berry pie filling, we fruited each oak barrel with 42 pounds of blueberries and 42 pounds of boysenberries. We then infused this jammy sour with cinnamon and a touch of vanilla bean to simulate the flavors and aromas found in a pie crust. The result… a beer that will warm your heart with sour and let you sip for ever more.
Seditious Ways
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.9%
# Ratings: 2,615
Score: 4.24
Seditious Ways is a blend of dark sour beers aged in oak barrels with tart cherries. This blend consists of two different batches of dark beer. About half of the barrels used in this blend were fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria. We wanted to accentuate the smooth chocolate notes and dial back the acidity prior to adding the cherries, so we blended in a dark non-sour beer that was fermented with English Ale yeast. The addition of the tart cherries adds a bright stone fruit character that counters the rich base of this dark sour and creates one lucid thought.
Bellatrix
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 2,433
Score: 4.25
Bellatrix is a blend of golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with a stunning amount of blackberries. Fermented with a collection of various yeast and bacteria, Bellatrix conjures an aura of freshly picked blackberries and luscious berry preserves with a twist of lemon acidity. Redolent of an overgrown thicket, this excruciatingly delectable sour will leave you spellbound.
Outlaw Bound
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 6.1%
# Ratings: 2,124
Score: 4.13
This blend of saison and golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with prickly pear and lime zest knows no bounds as we traverse new frontiers. Fermented with an array of microorganisms, Outlaw Bound explores both yeast and fruit expression. Colored like the setting sun on the western horizon and restrained in acidity, this sour features notes of fragrant lime, melon, and delicate pear.
Egregious
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 1,994
Score: 4.11
Dry hopped golden sour beer aged in oak barrels
Tigerlily
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.4%
# Ratings: 1,901
Score: 4.21
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with ginger and hibiscus
Fields Forever
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 4.8%
# Ratings: 1,875
Score: 4.17
Red sour beer aged in oak with strawberry
Tangerang
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 5.2%
# Ratings: 1,735
Score: 4.19
Collaboration with Cellarmaker Brewing. Golden sour dry hopped with Motueka, Citra & Columbus hops.
Proportional Response
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 4.8%
# Ratings: 1,650
Score: 4.09
Amber Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels | Proportional Response, a balanced amber sour beer, is a blend of our mouth-puckering red sour beer and our faintly tart pale sour beer. The result of this blend is well-balanced amber sour beer with moderate tartness and hints of cherries and grapefruit.
Quite Something
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.2%
# Ratings: 1,563
Score: 4.36
Quite Something is a golden sour beer aged in French Bordeaux wine barrels. Fermented with a collection of special microorganisms, this beer presents subtle notes of oak with nuances of crisp grapes and fresh berries. Complex and refined, these flavors dance somewhere between beer and wine.