4% ABV, 750-ml bottle.
While we made the futile effort to bring this beer in for Kriekfest, it is notoriously only distributed within its home state of Wisconsin. Yet it's arguably America’s most famous cherry beer. New Glarus Brewing's sour cherry ale is a rarity of another sort in that it's available year-round. This fire engine red elixir boasts more than one pound of Door County Montmorency cherries per 750-ml bottle. It is fairly sweet, delectably tangy, and its rarity ensures that each sip tastes like a celebration. Speaking of being celebratory, it debuted in 1993 and has won seven Great American Beer Fest medals beginning in 1996. Better yet, it’s now spontaneously fermented in the brewery’s Wild Fruit Cave. Anyone heading to or through Wisconsin... please hit me up about trades.