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Urban Artifact Beer Tasting

Sour and wild. These guys are truly putting Cincinnati brewing on the map. Creating their own beer style known as the Midwest Fruit Tart, and driving home a wild funky style is an industry that is currently embracing these sour and fruit forward styles. Urban likes to use native yeasts for fermentation, local ingredients if at all possible, and they pride themselves on giving back to the community that has embraced them. Not a sour fan or just haven’t tried them? Give these guys a chance. This isn’t a Bud Light. Some of these beers are nearly more wine-like. Have an open mind to something that has been brewed in Europe for generations.

Featured Brews:

Finn - Berliner Pale Ale: Their flagship beer. It was featured in GQ magazine. This is just very sessionable. The tartness is just enough to give it a crisp finish and drive a really refreshing quality. 5.3%ABV

Keypunch - Key Lime Gose:  160lbs Key Limes,  9lbs Sea Salt, 1.25lbs Coriander Seed, and 30g Vanilla Bean per 30 BBL batch. This is one of the beers that put Urban on the map. Super refreshing and crisp. The salt is traditional for a Gose, but it doesn’t make it salty. It is just enough to make the beer almost addicting. 4.3%ABV

Chariot - Cherry Pie Gose: 1,500 lbs Sour Cheries, 1.25 lbs Coriander Seer, 30g Vanilla Beans, and 8lbs Sea Salt per 30 BBL batch. The cherries are less sour than the limes so the same amount of vanilla really rounds this one out to just be a touch fruitier and sweeter. 4.7%ABV

Gaslight - Fresh Hop Tart DIPA: A fresh hopped tart Double IPA using Ohio-grown ingredients, including 180lbs of fresh hops from Ohio Valley Hops, 4,000lbs of Haus Malt grain, and 88lbs per 30 BBL batch of dry hops. 8.1%ABV

Earlier Event: October 12
Old Meets New, The Fab French Wine Tasting
Later Event: October 19
New Belgium Tasting