Updated: Dec 23, 2021
The folks at the Pioneer Press selected BlackStack’s Casual Friday as one of the best cocktails of the year. Read the full story here. The review of Casual Friday is below.
The crazy kids at BlackStack got a couple of foeder (giant barrel) fermenters this year, and wow, are they putting them to good use. The first beer to come out of them, a heavily fruited Berliner, has some oaky qualities, but not an overwhelming amount. The barrel aging also takes a little of the sweetness out of the fruit, giving it sort of a wine quality at a much lower alcohol level (4 percent!).