New Belgium Le Terroir
This is the beer I am most excited to get from New Belgium, and the Lips of Faith series it is a part of is the reason I am most excited to see this brand in Maine. The brewery has a beautiful explanation of the beer, so I will let them explain it: "Le Terroir: French, meaning ‘from the terrain, soil, land, ground, earth.’ You may have heard it as a wine term speaking of the environmental conditions of the vineyard, the pH of the soil, even the slope of the land. But beer has it too, especially a New Belgium sour beer, which oozes terroir from the pores of the wooden foeders we age it in. Le Terroir is a complex blend of sour Felix, and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and, for 2016, Crystal hops. The result is a fruity, citrusy, winelike drink with a huge hop nose. Fruity and tart, with notes of lemongrass and mango. Amarillo's tropical fruit notes and the barrel's soft fruit sours seem to be the perfect marriage."