Edmund’s Oast Sour Concord Grape

Val and I went to South Carolina a few years back and made a stop in Charleston. Our best meal in Charleston was at Edmund’s Oast, which was written up by Bon Appetit. Apparently they’re canning beers now.

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American Wild Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Located in the Pacific Box & Crate development at 1505 King Street, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is less than a mile from Edmund’s Oast restaurant and Edmund’s Oast Exchange. The 20,000 square foot brewery produces a variety of beers packaged in cans, bottles, and kegs for wide-reaching wholesale. The brewery sports over a dozen EOBC beers on tap and regularly cans a number of offerings. Brewing Director Cameron Read produces an array of beers for both immediate consumption and barrel-aging. The facility includes an area dedicated to extended non-sour or wild barrel-aging, and a sealed area for sour and wild fermentation. EOBC beers are available at the Edmund’s Oast restaurant, as well as other restaurants and bars in Charleston and beyond. Edmund’s Oast veteran chefs Geoff Marquardt and Johnny Singleton oversee the kitchen, which features a wood-fired brick oven and a Polish smokehouse. The food is casual and approachable—with selections including pizza, sandwiches, and entrees. The Taproom’s interior sports a 65-foot bar featuring 26 taps of house-brewed beers, wines, and cocktails. There is patio seating overlooking the courtyard and neighboring businesses. The venue is available to rent for special events. The taproom management team, led by Devin Marquardt and Jen Eppich, offers a variety of programming for guests to enjoy including weekly trivia, live music, sports, family friendly events, charitable fundraisers, pop-ups and more.”

Random: I cannot express how excited I was to see this at Joe Canal’s.

This beer poured with a finger of off-white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a ruby-red color with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had some red-wine grapes and yeast and a touch of vinegar. The taste started with red grapes and went into yeast and then had a touch of orange. This was mildly sour and didn’t overwhelm. The body was light with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with sour grapes. I thought this was a good beer and would pair well with light Summer fare. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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