It’s well into summer now, and we haven’t tried beer one from the current pFriem lineup. First up is the Sour IPA, which a year ago seemed like a revelation, but it hasn’t aged well. I mean that literally, we got an old bottle. The hops have transitioned from bright and fruity to dry and earthy. Citrus goes great with a tart bite. Thyme does not. The Summer Pale on the other hand is a refreshing, easy drinking beer. I suspect it’s hopped a bit more like an IPA than a traditional pale.
Special Herbs is a strange brew. For one thing, it’s made without hops. Botanicals – orange, lemongrass, hyssop, Sichuan peppercorn – stand in, adding a little bitterness, a little spice. The beer is then left to age in a variety of vessels, chief among them Old Tom Gin barrels. It’s a strange amalgam of flavors and techniques, but it comes together beautifully. Despite the strange recipe, Special Herbs still tastes beery. The first thing you’ll notice is the sharp acidity.
The Newport Folk Festival is imminent, coming up this weekend. While the festival does a wonderful job mixing big names with new discoveries, there are always fantastic artists that could have played the festival, but aren’t. So, it is my tradition to use the occasion to feature artists that may one day play the festival. First up is Nashville’s Rachel Baiman. Her new album is Shame which has all the elements of a folk classic.
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