Cherry Riley is a mixed-culture sour aged for 1.75 years in first-use Hungarian Chardonnay barrels. In preparation for a multi-organism fermentation, we blended ruby and dark Munich malts with a Pilsner base to enrich the wort with complex sugars. Northern Brewer hops, added during the boil, contribute mild bitterness and low levels of Alpha acids, further promoting the souring process. Fermentation took place in oak, carried out by a house culture containing several strains each of Brettanomyces, Saccharomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus. During its last two months of aging, this beer sat on cherries, deepening its fruity aromas and brilliant red hue. The result? A medium-bodied sour boasting acute tartness and a unique complexity reminiscent of white wine and kirsch. Drink fresh or cellar.