Sour Wench Blackberry Ale

Sour Wench

Blackberry Ale

Sour Wench was a Home Brew Mart recipe that we made every year for the Southern California Home brewers Fest in Temecula. This Blackberry Ale was originally developed by Ballast Point’s original Master Brewer Peter A’Hearn and Colby Chandler. While interning in Germany, Peter fell in love with the Berliner Weiss style of beer. A beer made with a procedure in which the mash was soured. The tartness of the Oregon State Marion Blackberries, at one pound per gallon, was a perfect addition for this sour style. Sour Wench is not aged in oak barrels. In the end, it’s a great bridge beer into the sour styles.


Draft Only

Alc. By Vol.



10 IBUs

Food Pairings

Braised Duck with Sweet Potato Puree
Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette
Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese

A wench can be a voluptuous female pirate type woman, usually with a fiery attitude, and usually seen around taverns and bars, seaside fishing towns, and wherever pirates roam. She is a server of ales and a stout, voluptuous maiden. This will probably be the only sour wench you will want to hang out with!

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