Thursday, October 2, 2014

New Glarus Serendipity

This is one of those beers that you cherish. First brewed in 2012, after a serious drought ruined Door County's cherry harvest and forced Daniel Carey, New Glarus' head brewer, to add apples and cranberries to the recipe. As the name suggests, Serendipity was a blessing in disguise. It was also one of the most sought beers of that year.

Serendipty has a dark red cherry color and pours with a thick head. It has a very intense fruit aroma. The body is soft and has very little carbonation. It is similar to apple cider. Cherry and apple dominate the palate, with a less pronounced cranberry. The oak aging mellows the tartness, and there is almost no sour funk present. At 4% ABV, this beer is packed with fruity flavor. This beer alone is worth a trip to Wisconsin.