In honor of World Tequila Day (July 24, 2015, of course), here’s an excellent sour aged in tequila barrels with lime and salt added. The mental picture of a margarita is matched in taste with some up front tequila flavors and noticeable – but not unwelcome – citrus and salt on the end. It’s a smooth drink despite the 8.1%, as the wild/sour aspect is well-balanced against the additions and barrel notes. The weather (nearly 100 F that day) made it that much tastier, no doubt. Beers like this make me sad Avery isn’t distributed to Maine.
This bottle was gifted to me by a wonderful bartender at the Soulard International Tap House during my trip to St. Louis. Well worth the visit if you’re in the area.