All Hail Lord Sorachi
Last week The Beer Boutique hosted Brooklyn Brewery in the unveiling of Lord Sorachi – an imperial saison and a brew masters reserve – making the event itself a rare occasion and for some a once in a life time opportunity to try once of Brooklyn Brewery’s reserve beers.
The evening – run by Brooklyn representative Rachel Weseloh – was a celebration of Sorachi Ace hops. Tasting three different beers each with a unique use of the hop itself.
The first beer on the menu was Brooklyn’s ½ Ale. An unfiltered clean saison, this beer’s, at 3.4%, intention is to refresh you on hot days, be easy to drink, and taste like a traditional farmhouse saison. It was paired with rosemary focaccia – another intense but easy flavor – and continues to be a big seller here at The Beer Boutique.
The second beer was the beer enthusiast favorite named after it’s hop, Sorachi Ace. A 7.6% farmhouse saison the creamy texture of the hop is brought to life in this beer. Both refreshing and complex this big bottle is perfect for introducing the new drinker into a world of big beer.
Paired with goat’s cheese, cured salmon, and crackers the beer can definitely hold its own next to big salty flavor. A favorite for many of the night.
Finally! The unveiling of Lord Sorachi.
“He takes this mighty form to help us through the cold days, and to raucously celebrate with us on our holidays. A “Super-Saison,” Lord Sorachi’s bitterness is swift and sure, his hoppy pungency irresistible, and his strength assuring and immovable. Now, for a short time, embrace the mysterious duality of Sorachi Ace and Lord Sorachi” (Brooklyn Brewery).
Rachel ingeniously paired this beer with turkish delight, which brought out some creamy coconut flavors within the beer.
A staff and customer favorite this beer will go down in our memories and many nights will arise where we wish we had some more Lord Sorachi.
Couldn’t make it? Not worries we have more January events. Most predominantly, this Sunday, we celebrate Burns Night in collaboration with Tempest Brewery.
A night of poetry, haggis, teacakes, and more.
We hope to see you all there.
Peace and Yeast,
The Beer Boutique