Black Arts Bière de Coupage

Black Arts Brewers & Blenders

Released December 15, 2020

It's fair to say a drinker's first experience with a funky sour – and we're not talking kettle soured or sour pitched fruit juice here – can be confronting. On paper, many of the elements that can make such beers wondrous delights sound so wrong, and can easily smell and taste wrong on initial encounters. You can imagine Black Arts' freshly-canned Bière de Coupage being the sort of beer that could act as a bridge, showcasing those funkier elements, but dressing them up subtly enough as to not scare away too many newcomers.

The 2020 release is an exercise in delicacy, reining in some of the blending operations wilder edges without lacking character. It does so by blending their mature wild ale with a young saison. Funky Brett and light lemon aromas combine with an apple / citric acidity, a lively carbonation, and a tangy bitter-dry finish to create a whole that's equal parts introduction to what Black Arts and their peers do and a summery session beer for experienced souronauts. Yum!

James Smith

Style
Bière de Coupage
ABV
5.0%
Name
Black Arts Brewers & Blenders
Address

4/63 Macaulay Street
Williamstown North
VIC 3016

Phone
0439 613 331
Open Hours

First Saturday of every month. Check their website or socials for details.