from MoreBeer… “Beer lovers rejoice! Vinnie from Russian River Brewing Co. has released his Consecration recipe to us, and we’re very proud to be able to offer it to the homebrewing community. Consecration is a sour dark ale aged in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with currants and brettanomyces. You can look for rich flavors of chocolate truffle, spice, tobacco, currants, and a bit of Cabernet.
What sets this kit apart from any other kit out there, is the fact that we include a chunk of an actual consecration barrel in each one! Whether or not the bacteria from the original beer will form their own colony in your beer is hard to prove right or wrong. Either way, we think it is pretty cool!”
Availability of Consecration Kits at MoreBeer can be touch and go (guessing this has to do with sourcing actual Consecration Barrels, but that’s only a guess). As such I don’t often see this kit specifically discounted. As of this posting, these kits are both in stock and on sale for HBF Readers.
For a limited time, MoreBeer is discounting select sour beer recipe kits and ingredients. Selections include Consecration, Sour Belgian Blon, Flanders Red, The Bruery’s Tart of Darkness, GigaYeast’s Double Pitch Sour Cherry Funk and more. Use coupon code SOURPOWER to get the deal. Shipping is free to most US addresses with a $59 order.
National Sour Beer Sale at MoreBeer – remember promo code AIR10
A note on Consecration: I’m not big on picking favorites. I think there are far too many good things to pick favorites on most things. Having said that, if I were going to write down a list of my favorite beers, Consecration would certainly be towards the top. This is an amazing beer.