Utilizing locally grown fruits has been an important element of our Sour Ale Program from the very beginning. Native to eastern North America, the genus of Aronia, commonly called chokeberry, is a berry producing shrub.
Aronia pours with wonderful highlights of red and purple with a light pink head. Aromas of aronia, which has elements of cherry and blueberry, are apparent. Flavor is tart and enticing, with a fresh berry flavored finish. By blending a small amount of Crimson, the beer has a more moderate body to allow the fruit to meld with the mild cherry ester contribution of Crimson.