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Alter Brewing Company Unveils Apricot Belgian-style Sour Ale

Alter Brewing Company Unveils Apricot Belgian-style Sour Ale

In a significant leap forward for the Oak Brook Solera Discovery Program, Alter Brewing Company in Chicago, Illinois proudly announces the release of its latest creation: Apricot Belgian-style Sour Ale. This unveiling marks a milestone in Alter's journey, signaling a fusion of innovation and tradition that has been meticulously crafted over the past year.

The genesis of this exceptional brew traces back to over a year ago when fresh wort embarked on a transformative voyage from Alter's Downers Grove taproom to the oak foeders nestled within the newly minted Oak Brook location, inaugurated in December 2022. Since then, Alter's brewing maestros have embarked on a spirited exploration, tinkering with an array of yeast strains and bacteria to conjure up a portfolio of distinctive flavors previously unseen on Alter taps.

Crafted with care and aged for a full year in the hallowed Oak Brook Solera, the Apricot Belgian-style Sour Ale promises an unrivaled sensory experience. With each sip, enthusiasts are greeted by the luscious essence of apricots, seamlessly intertwined with the vivacious acidity imparted by Lactobacillus. It's not just a beverage; it's a symphony of flavors, revealing layers of fruity complexity that culminate in a delightful interplay of sweetness and tartness upon the palate.

"True sours, as opposed to the faster, safer, and more common kettle sours like the Berliner weisse and gose, aren't a common sight in the Chicagoland area. So we’re incredibly proud of this Apricot sour as the first of many offerings in this challenging beer niche," said Adam Hooczko, Alter's Marketing Manager. 

For aficionados eager to embark on this gustatory journey, the Apricot Belgian-style Sour is exclusively available at all three Alter locations, both on draft and in a select number of bottles. However, enthusiasts are advised to act swiftly, as this limited release is poised to disappear from shelves faster than a fleeting summer breeze.

In the ever-evolving tapestry of craft brewing, Alter Brewing Company continues to redefine the boundaries of taste and innovation. With the Apricot Belgian-style Sour Ale, they invite beer enthusiasts to raise their glasses and celebrate the harmonious marriage of tradition and ingenuity. Cheers to the next chapter in Alter's brewing odyssey!