Sour Power! Beer connoisseurs know that that Belgian sours are renowned for their intentionally tart or sour taste that has taken beer to a whole new level. The acidic yet flavorful mouth feel often inspires drinkers to think of Champagne. But just how sour is sour? Global Beer Network, the exclusive U.S. importer for more than 60 Belgian beers, has launched the Sour Power Pack that features a six-pack of Petrus beers that users can mix and match to create the ultimate blend.
“Sour beer fanatics love to experiment, so we’ve created the Sour Power Pack to provide the best beers for custom blending for those who want to create new sour combinations,” said Steve Villani, president of Global Beer Network. “These Petrus sours are savored worldwide and are delicious alone or with a meal. But when you mix these beers in various amounts, you can alter the taste dramatically. When it comes to sours, everyone loves something different and the Sour Power Pack even includes a blending chart to help users create the perfect tasting.”
Brewed by Belgium’s De Brabandere Brewery, the Sour Power Pack of Petrus beers includes the following:
- Petrus Aged Pale is 100 percent “mother beer” aged in oak foeders. Also used to add sour flavor to other blends. The gold standard for sour beers. 5 out of 5 on the Sour Scale. ABV (alcohol by volume) 7.3 percent.
- Petrus 50/50 is created by using 50 percent Aged Pale and 50 percent Aged Red. The Brewmaster’s favorite blend. 4 out of 5 on the Sour Scale. ABV 7.9 percent.
- Petrus Oud Bruin offers 33 percent Aged Pale and 67 percent young brown beer. Oud Bruin is a typical Flemish red-brown ale. 3 out of 5 on the Sour Scale. ABV 5.5 percent.
- Petrus Aged Red is 85 percent Dubbel Bruin base with 15 percent Petrus Aged Pale added to give it a sour essence. Fresh cherries are added to complete the sweet and sour balance. 2 out of 5 on the Sour Scale. ABV 8.5 percent.
Each six-pack includes: three (3) Aged Pale, and one each (1) Aged Red, 50/50 and Oud Bruin.
“The Sour Power Pack even offers different beer blend recommendations,” said Villani. “It is about the fun of sours and discovering how these beers can be blended to find your own beer perfection. And that is truly delicious!”
The Sour Power Pack from Global Beer Network is available at craft beer retailers across the country for a suggested retail price of $22.99. To learn more about the complete range of Belgian beers from Global Beer Network, visitwww.globalbeer.com.
Based in Middleton, Mass., Global Beer Network is the exclusive U.S. importer for nine award-winning Belgian breweries and one Czech brewery. The company imports nearly 60 beer labels, including the popular Gulden Draak, Wittekerke, Piraat, Petrus and Praga from the Czech Republic. Beer labels imported by Global Beer Network are available in restaurants, bars and liquor stores in 48 states (excluding Mississippi and Wyoming), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit www.globalbeer.com.