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Love apricot? Try Orpheus Fruits of Pomona

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Orpheus Fruits of Pomona

Orpheus Brewing, Atlanta

Limited availability on draft and in 6-pack cans.

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This new limited release beer from Orpheus was conceived by founder and brewmaster Jason Pellett with Hop City Craft Beer & Wine founder Kraig Torres. Pellet is known for Belgian-style saisons, and sour and wild beers. And Torres is a self-described “sucker for apricot beers.” So a sour ale with apricots was a natural to brew together, they say.

Named for the Roman goddess of fruitful abundance, this 5 percent alcohol ale is soured with Orpheus’ wild “mother” culture and fermented with Abbey yeast. Hazy and surprisingly fizzy out of the can, it definitely shows off apricot aromas and flavors, along with what Pellet describes as a “juicy, fleshy mouthfeel.” It’s a tart ale, but not as tart as you might expect, and overall, it has a decidedly fruity essence. 

Pair with

Fruits of Pomona would be a natural with soft cheeses, including fresh goat cheese. It’s tart, fruity flavors could  make a nice match with ham, duck confit, or an apricot or plum tart.

 

Note: Fruits of Pomona is a Hop City and Barleygarden exclusive and will only be available on tap at Barleygarden in Alpharetta and for sale at Orpheus Brewing and Hop City locations in Atlanta.

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