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Area Two Experimental Brewing Master Brewer Phil Markowski Talks Black Raspberry Lambic

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Area Two Experimental Brewing Master Brewer Phil Markowski Talks Black Raspberry Lambic

We spoke with Area Two Experimental Brewing Master Brewer Phil Markowski about Black Raspberry Lambic.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from? 
For me, I love the fact that this beer screams “black raspberry” in every regard. The color is the first thing that sets up your expectations: it’s a striking deep, dark purple. The aroma and flavor follow suit. It’s a black raspberry wallop!

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from? 
No need for clever names here! The tradition of these types of beers (old world-style fruited sours) is to get straight to the point. In this case, there is so much black raspberry character, how could you think of calling it anything else?

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less? 
A funky explosion of black raspberry fruit -- in a beer!

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer? 
This is essentially the same beer that I brewed at a past brewery I was associated with. There were less than 200 bottles in existence and I understand that a few bottles fetched an absurd sum of money for those who resold them. So if you can find bottles of Area Two Black Raspberry Lambic, they’ll be a real bargain by comparison!

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer? 
My knee-jerk reaction is a dessert, but I’m more inclined to pair it with Murcia Al Vino (aka “Drunken Goat”), a Spanish red wine-washed goat cheese.

 

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