Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche is a sour session beer, a “neo-Berliner Weisse” that is brewed with peach concentrate, creating a weird melange of a brew. Sour beers are not normally up my alley, but Festina Peche has charms. The peaches are clear and fruity, and the sour underbelly comes across something like tart cherry juice. The fizzy body gives it the air more of a seltzer or soda than a beer, an effect that is amplified by the very small amount of hops used in its creation. A curious diversion and a fun way to explore a virtually extinct beermaking style, particularly on a hot summer day.
B / $11 per four-pack / dogfish.com
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