Anywho, Bellwoods is talking big about the new berliner weisses they're releasing on Thursday:
...the surprise that I can’t even be modest about because it blew my mind doors right off the hinges. Esteemed citizens of Toronto, I’m ridiculously excited to introduce you to the 2 beers that have sky-rocketed to the top of our favourites (ever!) list: Warp & Weft, and Weft & Warp.
In the dead of winter last year we filled two sets of barrels, tequila and white wine, with a sour berliner as an experiment of sorts. Unsure of how the flavours would mingle but excited to monitor the results, it wasn’t long before we realized that we had created something exceptional.
Warp & Weft is our tequila barrel-aged berliner weisse. Sour, citrusy, and taking on all the complex flavours of tequila without the harsh alcohol heat, this intense beer is strangely like a margarita. Subtle flavours of aloe, grapefruit, lime juice and salt vie for a background role.
Weft & Warp is our white wine barrel-aged berliner weisse. Sour, with a bright floral bouquet and intense peach flavours not unlike those present in a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, this version too has taken on a lot of barrel characteristics. A great foil for the tequila barrel version.
In our humblest, down home opinions, these two beers are every conceivable metaphor you could make about home runs.
I'm a little excited. We don't get many Berliners in Ontario.