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The Rare Barrel

An all-sour beer company on a mission to brew exceptional barrel-aged sour beers.

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940 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
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RECENT RELEASES

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Gifted Branch

BA Golden Sour w. Peach & Apricot

11/27/2020

7.7% ABV

This newest blend of Gifted Branch utilizes whole fresh Fiesta Gem Peaches and Golden Sweet Apricots to capture the juicy notes of fruit flesh and the floral aromatics of fruit skin.

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Ensnare the Senses

BA Red Sour

11/18/2020

A beer that is truly a wild ride for your senses. Every sniff will hit your senses with a different experience ranging from bright cherry to sweet maple syrup to spicy cinnamon. 

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HR Nightmare

BA Golden Sour w. Blackberries

11/17/2020

7.3% ABV

Collab with The Brewing Network (media)

Brewed in 2019 and aged in oak, this beer delivers an explosion of blackberry flavor with notes of lemon. Blended by an army of friends from The Brewing Network and its sister bottleshop in Concord.

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Map of the Moon

BA Golden Sour

11/14/2020

6% ABV

A golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with twice the amount of apricots that we normally used in our fruited sour beers and fermented with a special blend of microorganisms, this sour beer showcases notes of both ripe and dried apricots.

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No Salt

Tequila BA Golden Sour

11/13/2020

5.7% ABV

Upon receiving the Tequila barrels our intention while blending this beer was to have nuanced flavors of Tequila to support the bright citrus notes in the golden sour. We were surprised by the character and the subtle salinity that was in the blend that we felt it fitting to call out that there was no salt added to this blended libation. This sour beer blends flavors found in an aged Tequila with undertones of tart lime. Over the past few years this sour has continued to showcase the smooth oak and agave notes that were extracted from the barrel.

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Double BA Ensorcelled

BA Dark Sour Ale

11/11/2020

10.3% ABV

A double barrel-aged version of Ensorcelle, our dark sour aged with raspberries

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Blurred with Barbera Grapes

Beer-Wine Hybrid

10/21/2020

While the Barbera grapes highlight notes of blackberry, red mulberry, and cacao, the mixed fermentation beer provides a soft canvas of citrus and mellow ripe pear. BLURRED with Barbera Grapes is our interpretation of a cohesive fusion between beer and wine, from fermentation all the way to packaging.

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Fields Forever

BA Strawberry Sour

10/21/2020

A blend of red sour beers aged in oak barrels with strawberries. A kiss of roasted malt adds layers of coffee and chocolate notes into the already complex nature of our mixed culture. After conditioning on strawberries in oak barrels, this beverage has matured into a beer reminiscent of a jammy toaster pastry.

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Sangria Noir

Sangria Sour w. Pinot Noir Juice

10/15/2020

10.2% ABV

Dark and moody but not super spooky. Pinot Noir grapes with orange, lime, and spices

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Home Sour Home

Spice Peach Sour

10/8/2020

7% ABV

Reminiscent of a homemade peach cobbler Home, Sour Home is such a comforting treat. With flavors of baked peach, warm cinnamon, and smooth vanilla

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Map of the Sun

BA Golden Sour with Apricots

9/29/2020

6.3% ABV

Fermented with a universe of microorganisms, this golden sour is beaming with notes of ripe apricots and apricot skin that are complimented with hints of peaches and nectarines. Tart and complex, Map of the Sun has a light acidity that brings out the juicy stone fruit character.

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2017 Tangerang!

DH BA Golden Sour

9/14/2020

6% ABV

Hops: Citra, Motueka

Collab with Cellarmaker Brewing Co

Lime-coated, grapefruity, pout-puckering sour with a tropical tang and a sheen of tangerine.

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2018 The Kind You Find in the Summer

BA Golden Sour w. Raspberries

9/14/2020

7.2% ABV

We macerated 4000lbs of raspberries for this oak barrel blend, and the result was an intensely raspberry beverage with characters of fresh raspberry, raspberry jam, and raspberry flavored hard candy.

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2018 Blurred PsM

BA Tart Saison

9/14/2020

7.4% ABV

Showcasing the delicate character of both Petite Sirah and Merlot grapes, this bottle is best enjoyed at a slightly warmed temp to really taste the complexity of both grain and grape. Subtle notes of strawberry, dark cherry, and tobacco are balanced with a touch of acidity and low tannin.

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Forces Unseen

Golden BA Sour

9/11/2020

6.2% ABV

Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels

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Cosmic Dust

Golden Sour BA w. Hibiscus

8/25/2020

6.2% ABV

Double the amount of dried hibiscus flower for vibrant magenta color and subtle floral aroma, notes of cherry, strawberry, Meyer lemon, and pomelo.

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2018 Together We're Better

BA Sour

8/17/2020

5.9% ABV

Pineapple, passionfruit, cherry, guava, and peach...each fruit is highlighted. Pineapple and passionfruit on the nose, taste of the cherry, and notes of guava and peach as you exhale.

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2018 Mister Tea

BA Golden Sour Blend

8/17/2020

6.2% ABV

This blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels was infused with Jade Needle white tea and showcases delicate notes of jasmine, peach, honeydew, and manderin.

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2016 Afterlight

Wine BA Dark Sour

8/17/2020

6% ABV

Boasting with notes of rich red wine, cherry, dark chocolate, and vanilla, this sour has aged nicely over the years and is a balance of decadence and pucker.

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Some Beach

BA Golden Sour

8/13/2020

7.1% ABV

Aged with cherry, strawberry, and raspberry.

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Entanglement

BA Golden Sour w. Oranges, Vanilla Beans

8/6/2020

7% ABV

Aged with orange and vanilla beans

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A Tale of Two Persimmons

BA Golden Sour w. Persimmons

8/5/2020

8.2% ABV

Aged with Hachiya and Fuyu persimmons

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Supersonic Bloom

BA Golden Sour w. Tart Cherries and Key Limes

8/1/2020

7.3% ABV

The adult version of cherry limeade - bright red with a light sweetness and mouth-puckering tartness from the tart cherries and a light aroma of lime zest.

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Crispies

DH Blend of Pilsner & Sour

7/29/2020

5.4% ABV

Hops: Ales for ALS Hop Blend

Collab with Ales for ALS

A pilsner dry-hopped with the 2020 Ales for ALS hop blend with a touch of acidity for a beer that's aromatic in hop character, has a slight bitterness, and is super crisp.

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Tubular Cooler

BA Golden Sour Ale

7/21/2020

7.3% ABV

The combination of blood orange and pineapple with this BA golden sour reveals a tangy, refreshing, and powerful flavor explosion.

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Playing For Keeps

Oak BA Golden Sour

7/20/2020

6% ABV

This sour stacks flavors of passion fruit, orange zest, and guava. An explosion of tropical fruit

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Across the Sea

BA Golden Sour

7/20/2020

6% ABV

A blend of golden sour beers aged with coriander and sea salt, this beer has undercurrents of citrus and brine.

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In Good Time Set

Chardonnay BA Golden Sour

7/20/2020

6.3% ABV

Aged for 2 years, showcasing barrel character with aromas of toasted oak and notes of maple and vanilla bean that compilment an expressive base blend that features tones of cider, pear, and lemon zest.

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Bright For Days

Wild Ale ft. Peach Tree Blossoms & Leaves

7/15/2020

6.1% ABV

Collab with Trevor Rogers of Degarde Brewing

Using a unique application of peach tree blossoms and leaves, the beer exhibits a bright fruity aroma supported by mild amaretto-like notes.

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Yee-Haw Friday

BA Sour w. Mixed Fruit

7/10/2020

7.2% ABV

Made with Pineapple, Strawberry, Cherry, Blood Orange, Raspberry, Peach & Nectarine

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A Peach in Reach

Oak-Aged Golden Sour

6/25/2020

7.1% ABV

The acidic tang and sweet floral notes of peaches make them simply irresistible. So it only makes sense that we would try to pack as much peach as possible. It exhibits both the juicy peach flesh and the tart pucker of the fruit skin all in liquid form.

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After All This Time

IPA

6/17/2020

Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, Idaho 7

With a pungent stone-fruit and pineapple like aroma, a pronounced brett funk, light bitterness and mild acidity, After All This Time is one of the most complex beers we’ve made to date.

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Avec des Amis

BA Sour Ale

6/11/2020

7.1% ABV

This collaborative sour is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels selected with friends from Side Project Brewing. Refermented with fresh Summer Sweet white peaches and Viking Pearl white nectarines from Blossom Bluff Orchards, Avec des Amis is bold with fresh juicy peach character and a tart nectarine finish.

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