Feels like it has been a while. Welcome back, Beer Chat!
I’ll admit it, tarty and/or sour beers are mostly not for me. I’m in the majority that thinks and knows that beer should taste like beer and I look for that in my craft selections. I do, on occasion, make exceptions if a beer is not mouth-puckering sour.
Recently I noticed that my local beer bar (The Ginger Man, if you must know) received a handful of bottles of Allagash Farm to Face that I had to try. Why? I like the beers from the Allagash Brewery and two, it’s really freaking limited.
I scurried on over on a Friday night and ordered a 12.7 ounce bottle for a steep $22 but I was able to reason with the price since I figured I may never see it again. When the bartender asked for a sample, I obliged because he too may never get to try it again!
What I got when I tried it was a pleasant surprise. This wild American ale was a drinkable 5.7% ABV that was more tart than sour with a good amount of peach running through it. Upon further investigation I found out that Farm to Face incorporates fresh peaches (three pounds per gallon) from Applecrest Farm Orchards in New Hampshire after the fermentation process and takes 10 months for a finished product.
I’m hoping to track down another bottle or two to hang on to for special occasions or to share with some friends, but I seriously doubt my luck. If you can find some, and sweet/tart brews are for you, buy it quickly.
It’s a cheesy line to end with but Farm to Face made my Friday night just peachy.