Manhattan NW 2014
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A Note on This Beer
Portland’sCascade Brewingis the envy of the Sour world -- with a gauntlet of medals and over 1,400 bourbon, French oak, and wine barrels, their taproom is the holy land for collectors craving a higher plain of Sour sophistication.
Today’s stash from Cascade’s House of Sour showcases arare vintageof their bourbon barrel-agedManhattan NW, a puckerworthy expression of the famous whiskey cocktail’s cherry and spice elegance:
Their 2015 Manhattan NW is a 10.3% ABV blend of decadently fruity Quad and Blonde Ales infused with sour pie cherries, this vintage is a true Sour tribute to the Manhattan cocktail. Cascade doubles the vanilla power of bourbon with the inspired use of apricot noyaux (pits), which also bring essences of almond and walnut crust.4.26 on Untappd
Manhattan NW is one of Cascade’s most celebrated Sour hits --Paste Magazineeven listed it as one of the brewery’s 5 essential creations. With its deep, sweet complexity, bring your fellow Sour aficionados over for a stimulating tasting -- no cocktail shaker required.
2015 vintage: 4.26 on Untappd