On Saturday, April 21st at 11 am we will release Belgian Sunrise in Chardonnay Barrels, a Belgian-style Blond ale brewed with apricots that has been aged in Chardonnay barrels for several months. It will be available in 22-ounce bottles for $11 and on draft as well. The 7% ABV ale is light and refreshing, with a delicate yet complex flavor profile reminiscent of a sparkling wine. The beer has a hazy golden hue, while the aroma and flavor are a bouquet of tart apricot, sweet malt, yeast phenolics, honey, light oak, and Chardonnay character.
As with the first special release, there is a very limited quantity of bottles. In an effort to get the beer in more peoples’ hands, the limit is being lowered from 4 bottles to 2. To avoid the line and ensure bottles can be purchased, one can join the brewery’s Mug Club. For this and all future releases, members will have the ability to reserve a preset number of bottles prior to the public release, which is in addition to the many other perks of membership.