This lovely BOTW comes all the way from Russia with love! Okay, not really. Russian River Brewing Company is from the Golden State, Santa Rosa, CA. actually. But Consecration is a sour ale with a warm enough bite to thaw the frozen tundra!
Consecration Sour Ale is aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from local wineries 4-8 months with black currants, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. The Consecration is a full bodied sipper with an ABV of 10.00%. This Sour Ale pours to a murky dark body with very little head, that quickly disappears. You can pretty much say the same for the lacing, as it leaves next to none on the glass. It's a serious looking ale with a shank on the label and cork sealing it closed. The Consecration is a tasty sour for any occasion, but I prefer it at home to unwind with. It's a great beer to end the week on.