TRB / Hello Friend

The Rare Barrel / Hello Friend

TRB / Hello Friend

940 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

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

(510) 984-6585
Features
Tasting Room, Inside Seating, Outside Seating

Hours

Kitchen temp. closed.

Monday
4-8pm
Tuesday
4-8pm
Wednesday
4-8pm
Thursday
4-8pm
Friday
4-10pm
Saturday
1-10pm
Sunday
1-8pm

Hours, products & services subject to change.
See website for more information.

Featured

Sweet Splash

BA Wild Ale w. Yellow Nectarines & Yellow Peaches

8.1% ABV

Collab with Blossom Bluff Orchard

A blend of six, nine, and eleven month old barrels was aged upon 3000lbs of Grand Bright Yellow Nectarines and Summer Zee Yellow Peaches to create this vibrant beverage. With an overwhelming amount of stone fruit expression, Sweet Splash is one of our most aromatic beers to date. Reminiscent of peach gummy rings and fresh fruit smoothies, this beer exudes the sweet warmth of summertime.

Recent Releases

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11/18

Sweet Splash

BA Wild Ale w. Yellow Nectarines & Yellow Peaches

8.1% ABV

Collab with Blossom Bluff Orchard

A blend of six, nine, and eleven month old barrels was aged upon 3000lbs of Grand Bright Yellow Nectarines and Summer Zee Yellow Peaches to create this vibrant beverage. With an overwhelming amount of stone fruit expression, Sweet Splash is one of our most aromatic beers to date. Reminiscent of peach gummy rings and fresh fruit smoothies, this beer exudes the sweet warmth of summertime.


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11/13

8th Anniversary Beer

Rum BA Golden Sour w. Pineapple

6.5% ABV

Golden Sour Beer Aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels with Fresh Pineapple.


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11/11

Fruitful Wasteland

BA Golden Sour w. Pink Guavas & Tangerines

7.2% ABV

Loaded with Pink Guava and Tangerine, Fruitful Wasteland overflows with beautiful fruity aromatics and tart punchy flavors. A bright citrus character backed by bold tropical aromatics yields a harmonious medley of fruit expression. Fruitful Wasteland bursts with unexpected bounty, inundating the palate with deep waves of flavor.


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11/4

Mosaic Small Acts

BA Grisette

3.9% ABV

Small Acts is our interpretation of a classic low-ABV mixed fermentation beer. This version is dry hopped with a substantial load of Mosaic to create a truly unique expression of hop aroma and brett character. With bright tropical and citrus like characteristics and a mild brett funk, this beer is a delightful little treat.


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10/20

Never Ending Puzzle

Hazy IPA

Brewed with pilsner malt, malted oats, and malted white wheat to produce a full bodied, thick, and juicy mouthfeel that envelops your palate with flavor. With a heavy handed dose of Enigma and Citra, this beer presents as straight-up orange juice. Notes of papaya, pawpaw, and pink guava intermingle with the effulgent citrus character creating a joyous eruption of aromatic fruity deliciousness.


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10/20

Existence Is Chaos

WC IPA

6.8% ABV

Collab with Hop Head Farms

A crisp, clean, and aromatic interpretation of a classic West Coast IPA. With Michigan-grown Chinook from our friends at Hop Head Farms as the focus, this beer exhibits distinct pops of over-ripe pineapple, meyer lemon, and candied grapefruit peel. Simcoe and Mosaic hops act as a supporting cast fortifying the hop character with broader strokes of citrus and tropical fruit. Existence is Chaos balances the classic West Coast bite we’ve come to expect with tons of pungent fruity aromatics.


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10/20

Don't Be Fooled

Wet Hop American Lager

5.5% ABV

Collab with @dadadoodles (label art)

Bursting with notes of honeydew melon and aromas reminiscent of a lunch box fruit cup, this beer is a thorough showcase of what wet hop Strata can be. Sourced from @indiehops, 300 lbs of wet whole cone Strata were used to brew this beautifully delicate libation. Eschewing the typical wet hop pale ale concept, we decided to brew a beer that would best showcase the fleeting and fragile complexities of wet hop Strata. Brewed singularly with pilsner malt and fermented with a classic lager strain, Don’t Be Fooled has a refreshing and dry body that effectively delivers everything whole cone Strata has straight to your palate.


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10/16

Harvest Swoon

Sangria Kettle Sour

6.9% ABV

Collab with Topa Topa Brewing Co.

A special collaboration with our friends at Topa Topa Brewing Co. This sangria-style kettle sour is brewed with Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Carhartt Family Wines, plus key limes, passionfruit, and peaches.


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9/24

Strawberry Small Acts

BA Grisette w. Strawberries

4.4% ABV

Our interpretation of a classic low ABV mixed fermentation beer. For this special rendition, we decided to amp up the flavor with the addition of fresh fruit. After initial fermentation, the beer is further aged on freshly macerated strawberries yielding a bright, fragrant, and fresh beverage.


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9/23

Till I Crumble

WC DIPA

8.6% ABV

Brewed exclusively with two-row pale malt, Till I Crumble is a contemporary take on a classic West Coast style. Sweet notes of pineapple and musk melon blend with beaming pops of pink pomelo and yuzu to envelop your mind and body in a cozy blanket of flavor. Hop additions were layered throughout the hot-side process, yielding a soft pine-like bitterness to balance the fruit forward hop characteristics. With a crisp and dry body, Till I Crumble is a balanced and approachable nod to one of our favorite beer styles.


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9/23

My Dreams Are Weird

DDH Hazy IPA

7.1% ABV

Collab with Lan Truong

Brewed with pilsner malt, malted oats and malted red wheat, this beer is a full bodied, soft, and thick palate pleaser. An excessive amount of Nelson Sauvin, El Dorado, and Waimea, was introduced in two layers to yield a bright tropical and citrus forward medley. Bursting with aromas of white wine grape, tangerine juice, and stream-chilled watermelon, My Dreams Are Weird will overwhelm your senses with unending waves of juiciness.


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9/10

Garden Gaze 2021

BA Wild Ale with Lavender

6.3% ABV

A light touch of lavender is added to a base blend showcasing subtle notes of tropical fruit and funky brett. Layered with floral, fruity, and brettanomyces forward characteristics, Garden Gaze is a captivating aromatic journey.⠀


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9/9

Map of the Moon

Apricot BA Golden Sour

7.7% ABV

Map of the Moon is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with a stellar amount of fresh apricots. Utilizing the greatest volume of fruit we've ever processed, this beer showcases an immense amount of apricot character. Bright and juicy, Map of the Moon will guide you to a realm of apricot bliss.