Side Project Brewing Copains (Blend #01)

Copains (Blend #01)

 

Side Project Brewing in Maplewood, Missouri, United States 🇺🇸

Collab with: Boulevard Brewing Company
Sour Ale Special Out of Production
Score
6.68
ABV: 6.0% IBU: - Ticks: 1
Several years ago, we were invited by Brewmaster Steven Pauwels to brew with Boulevard, a beer for their summer festival, Boulevardia. Ever since, we have been trying to find a date to have the Boulevard crew come to our side of the state and do a blending collaboration with us, something that was inspired by their Love Child series and our Pulling Nails series. Last November we sat down with Steven Pauwels, Jeremy Danner and Ryan McNieve, and we tasted through a majority of the mature beers that we had at Side Project. It was fun watching them try to blend beers that they were tasting for the first time as we guided them through which beers we were in love with and blends that we thought would best represent both of us once the Side Project bottle conditioning had transformed the blend in the bottles and kegs. What resulted was a Love Child / Pulling Nails blend that was named Copains, for our "Buddies" from the other side of the state. This beautiful, very balanced, yet complex blend consists of the following: Copains Blend #1: 30% Missouri Flanders Red from a French Oak Foedre (18 months old) 30% Raspberry Biere du Pays from a Missouri Oak Foedre (6 months old) 28% Missouri Sour Brown from a Missouri Oak Foedre (12 months old) 10% Méthode Traditionnelle Spontaneous from a 500L Puncheon (36 months old) 2% Imperial Stout from a Charred Missouri Oak Foedre (5 months old) The beer was blended in December of 2017 and then allowed to bottle and keg condition for almost 5 months before we thought it was ready to share.
 

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6.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

Bottle shared at Lucky Bamboo share. Pours a deep caramel to dark copper with a finger of head that dissipates. Vinegar nose with some cherry, oak and grape must on the nose. Heavy on the palate with more of the same. Lots of oud bruin like notes. Lingering dark fruit, oak and vinegar.

Tried from Bottle on 20 Mar 2019 at 02:35