Not only do the worlds of beer and wine share commonalities in regards to flavor and aroma, but more frequently we’re seeing the lines of producing these two products blur. Crooked Stave has a Rosé Sour beer in a can, Trillium’s Dialed In series of New England IPAs are brewed with Grape Must, and Tired Hands just recently released a series of what they’re calling ‘boundary-pushing co-fermentations’, experimenting with blending fruit and malt-derived sugars to achieve a final product that is difficult to define through classic style lenses of beer, wine, or even cider.
At the end of the day, we’re seeking enjoyable aroma and flavor experiences and it’s becoming more evident that beer and wine may have more in common than was once thought.
We hope this guide will incite experimentation across both beverages. Whether you’re a self-identified beer-person or wine-person, there are exciting flavors ahead!