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The Rare Barrel
21 hours ago
Join us this Saturday, January 20th in the Tasting Room for Ensorcelled Day! We are celebrating this enchanting beer by throwing a party. Get your bottles to go (limit 6, $30/750mL) while enjoying all of our special offerings listed below. Ensorcelled Variants PB&J Ensorcelled - Ensorcelled with peanut butter powder and fresh raspberries Ensoreo - Ensorcelled with oreos Ens’morecelled - Ensorcelled with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate Get your Ensorcelled swag! We have Reversible Ensorcelled Sweatshirts available for you to rep. We’ll also have a couple dishes to pair with your Ensorcelled, stay tuned for more info on that later this week. In additions to bottles of Ensorcelled being available for purchase we will also have bottles of With Moxie available to take home (limit 3, $21/750mL).
The Rare Barrel
1 day ago
Pulling nails and blending a beer is always fun... that's what we live for. However, this trip to pull some nails and blend a beer is a lil' more special because it's with our old friends, The Bruery. Way back when, Jay was really good at moping the floors at The Bruery... but they took the time to teach him how to brew, then eventually entrusted him with barrel-aging their beers. This is where we got into sours. If those cellar walls could talk... they sure would have some good stories to tell. Stay tuned for Bruery Terreux to release our collab in the future!
The Rare Barrel
1 day ago
On Draft this Weekend | Merlot You Didn’t When you hear how we made this beer you might say “merlot you didn’t” and we’ll respond with “yes we did!” Not only did we referment a golden sour blend with merlot grapes, we open fermented this 2 oak barrel batch. Our production team flipped 2 barrels on their heads, popped the tops off, filled them with a saison and golden sour blend, added merlot grapes and open fermented these 2 oak barrels for 4-5 days before transferring beer off the grapes and back to oak barrels to age. During this open fermentation process we did punch-downs twice a day in order to break up the thick layer of skins and seeds that formed at the surface and to submerge the grape solids to extract color, tannins, flavor, and aromas. With notes of strawberries, blueberries, jammy grapes and lemon rind, Merlot you didn’t is a beautiful balance of fruity sweetness and moderate acidity with a dry tannic finish. Get your glass starting this Thursday.
The Rare Barrel
5 days ago
Looking for some entertainment tonight? Don’t forget its 2nd Friday Music at The Rare Barrel and we have Token Girl in the house. Music from 7PM - 9PM. See you all here! #livemusic
The Rare Barrel
6 days ago
New On Draft | The Mind’s Chai Our production team had a vision of blending a sour rich in flavors of roast, cherry, and dark chocolate to infuse with chai spices. A mind’s eye vision based on someone’s affinity for dirty chai lattes. With aromas of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom and notes of roast, fruity dark chocolate, a hint of black peppercorn, and ginger, The Mind’s Chai melds a complex mix of flavors in one glass. Stop by the Tasting Room this weekend to try.
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We are an all-sour beer company in Berkeley, CA. Here is our current menu: www.therarebarrel.com/tastingroom
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BEER LIST
No Salt
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 3,082
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.
Gifted Branch
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.7%
# Ratings: 2,471
Score: 4.41
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.
Small Acts
Style: Grisette
ABV: 4.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Small acts nurture growth and exploration. This single batch of grisette aged in oak barrels is a seedling in our development. Budding with notes of pear and honeydew alongside accents of freshly cut grass and crackery grain, Small Acts showcases the coexistence of a saison mixed culture yeast expression and a simpler grain bill.
Mad Plum (2017)
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Mad Plum is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with a preposterous pitch of plums. Fermented and soured with a marvelous mix of microorganisms, Mad Plum features flavors of fresh plums, with notes of sweet strawberries, and candy-coated clementines.
Sourtooth Tiger (2016)
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 5.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.00
Golden sour, aged in oak barrels, with the beer ran through a ginger torpedo for the perfect sour to ginger balance.
Another World (2017)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Another World is a blend of red sour beers aged in a foeder and oak barrels. Fermented with unique mix of yeast and bacteria, this red sour beer showcases notes of black cherries, caramel, and marmalade. Inside of this beer, there exists another world. A world ruled entirely by yeast and bacteria. This dichotomous world survives and thrives through constant cooperation and competition.
Sourtooth Tiger (2016)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.50
A golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with ginger. Fermented with a collection of microorganisms, this sour beer showcases a tame acidity to pair with a ginger bite.
The Mind's Chai
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 6.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
Our production team had a vision of blending a sour rich in flavors of roast, cherry, and dark chocolate to infuse with chai spices. A mind’s eye vision based on someone’s affinity for dirty chai lattes. With aromas of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom and notes of roast, fruity dark chocolate, a hint of black peppercorn, and ginger, The Mind’s Chai melds a complex mix of flavors in one glass.
Map of the Sun (2017)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Map of the Sun is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with apricots. Fermented with a universe of microorganisms, this golden sour is beaming with notes of ripe apricots and apricot skin that are complimented with hints of peaches and nectarines. Tart and complex, Map of the Sun has a bright acidity that enhances the stone fruit character.
Entanglement (2017)
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Entanglement is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with orange zest and vanilla bean. Fermented with a confection of microorganisms, this beer weaves notes of orange sorbet entangled with vanilla cream. Reminiscent of a childhood treat, this splendid sour will have you daydreaming with each sip.
Ensorcelled (Batch 3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
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.
Ensorcelled
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.2%
# Ratings: 7,155
Score: 4.39
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.
Home, Sour Home (Batch 2)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 6,610
Score: 4.44
Golden sour with peaches, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.
Impossible Soul
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.2%
# Ratings: 4,413
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.
Soliloquy
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 4,036
Score: 4.29
Golden sour aged in oak barrels with orange peels and rose hips.
Cosmic Dust
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 5.4%
# Ratings: 3,759
Score: 4.20
Golden sour beer aged in oak w/hibiscus
Keen Observation (Echo Series)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 3,153
Score: 4.23
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 - Ale
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 2,883
Score: 4.32
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with boysenberries.
There Are Rules
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,726
Score: 4.35
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
Afterlight
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,659
Score: 4.30
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.
Forces Unseen (Batch 6)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 2,535
Score: 4.29
Shadows of Their Eyes (Batch 4)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 2,502
Score: 4.26
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.
Hypnotized (Batch 2)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 2,117
Score: 4.34
Hypnotized is a red sour beer aged in unrinsed Ensorcelled barrels. The Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and raspberries from Ensorcelled deepen the complexity of Hypnotized. This Echo Series release presents traces of juicy raspberries and lemon tarts.
Egregious
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 1,998
Score: 4.11
Dry hopped golden sour beer aged in oak barrels
Tigerlily
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.4%
# Ratings: 1,828
Score: 4.23
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with ginger and hibiscus
For Ever More
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 6.2%
# Ratings: 1,789
Score: 4.38
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.
Proportional Response
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.6%
# Ratings: 1,609
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.
Supermassive (Blend 2)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.9%
# Ratings: 1,577
Score: 4.31
Supermassive is a dark sour beer aged in oak barrels with blackberries and black currants. Fermented with Brettanomyces and Abbey Ale yeast and soured with Lactobacillus bacteria, this captivating dark sour emanates notes of dark chocolate, raisin, and blackberry preserve. With a tannic finish, each sip will draw you closer to a place beyond escape.
Fields Forever
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 4.8%
# Ratings: 1,524
Score: 4.18
Red sour beer aged in oak with strawberry
Hyper Paradise
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 1,464
Score: 4.36
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.
Bellatrix
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 1,404
Score: 4.30
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.
Quite Something
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.2%
# Ratings: 1,375
Score: 4.37
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.
Seditious Ways
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.9%
# Ratings: 1,242
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.
Dubious Nights
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 6.4%
# Ratings: 1,175
Score: 4.16
Dark Sour aged in tequila barrels