City Acre is the place to be! Farm livin’ is the life for me. Anyways… welcome back to Craft Chronicles in this steamy month of August.
Dreaming about cooler days, I went for a visit to City Acre Brewing. The beer runs cold and it lies just on the outskirts of The Leader area. It’s a
surprisingly laid back slice of greenery nestled just off I-69 north of 610. One of their best features, besides the historic Victorian estate house, is the outdoor venue which includes garden landscaping where produce is used in their yummy food offerings and beer when possible. The wife and I strolled in after a small rain cloud moved through which cooled everything down nicely. After hashing out what we were going to try, we settled on a flight of four beers – a couple of their standard offerings and a couple of their specialties. Their Berried Skull Kolsch was a clear stand out among the lineup. It is their standard Skull Creek Kolsch with a heavy addition of berries added in secondary. The bartender let us know that the berries in this version were real strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and the aroma didn’t let me forget it. I am usually not a fruit beer type of drinker but this Kolsch was pleasantly inviting with a straw yellow color and just a tinge of crimson coming through. It was bright clear with a creamy white head and well carbonated. Again, the aroma was outlandish as I was having no trouble picking out the strawberry and raspberry. Taking the first sip I was pleased to note that this beer was extremely dry and crisp. I fully expected it to have some sort of residual sweetness but could find none. It swarmed my tastebuds with berry flavor packed into each sip and finished easily. Before I knew it my wife and I were fighting over the last little bit. The Berried Skull came in at 5.5% ABV and 18 IBUs which makes it a patio pounder in my book. I was surprised at the crispness of the berry flavor coming through as it didn’t get muddled together. I look forward to hitting up City Acre Brewing again in the near future and will definitely be on the lookout for the next round of Berried Skull. We also hear their Sunday Brunch is amazing so that may be our next excuse to head out.
Make sure to join us in our craft adventures each month. Landon is the owner of Farmboy Brew Shop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!