Commons Brewery will be releasing their next seasonal on Monday, July 14th at Belmont Station during their annual Puckerfest, a celebration of sour, wild and funky beers.
Biere Royale, modeled after the french cocktail Kir Royale, is a sour ale with black currants. First brewed as a popular draft-only beer for the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, the bottled version has a bright acidity from a house-grown Lactobacillus culture originally harvested from yogurt. Black Currants are added during primary fermentation to add additional acidity, fruitiness and a deep purple hue to the final product.
Biere Royale will be available in 750ml capped bottles and in limited draft quantities at our Tasting Room and Portland’s finest grocery and specialty stores until mid-August.
In addition to Biere Royale, Belmont Station will have several other special draft beers for the occasion: Citrus Royale, the citrus companion to Biere Royale, Trillium, a limited blended, barrel aged sour farmhouse ale and Ortucky Common, a dark rye sour ale brewed specifically for the 2013 Puckerfest.
Opened in December 2011, The Commons Brewery crafts approachable and balanced European-inspired beers. The tasting room is located at: 1810 SE 10th Avenue, Unit E (entrance on SE Stephens between 10th & 11th). Tasting room hours are Thursday 5-9pm, Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 2-9pm, and Sunday 2-6pm.
Biere Royale-Sour Ale with Black Currants
Malts: Pilsner / Malted Spelt / Flaked Wheat/ Acidulated Malt
Microorganisms: Sacchromyces, Lactobaccilus