Russian River Temptation beer

Russian River Temptation

Sour Ale · 7.25% ABV · ~160 calories

Russian River Brewing Company · Santa Rosa, CA

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  • CRAFT Beer & Wine

    446.1 miles away · 2526 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 07/11/2024

    375ml Bottle $10.99

  • Jackson's Wines & Spirits

    448.6 miles away · 3524 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 07/05/2024

    375ml Bottle $11.99

  • Casey's Pizza

    452.2 miles away · 1170 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

    Restaurant · Menu Updated: 05/19/2024

    500ml Bottle $16

  • Toronado Pub

    453.6 miles away · 547 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Bar · Menu Updated: 07/15/2024

    6oz Draft $7

  • Ales Unlimited

    454.7 miles away · 2398 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 07/11/2024

    375ml Bottle

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Beer Description

Temptation is a Blonde Ale Fermented with a special strain of yeast, then aged in French oak chardonnay barrels.

Is it beer, or is it wine? “Aged in French oak wine barrels for twelve months with distinct characteristics of fruit and subtle oak” sounds more like a description of wine than beer. But, of course, Temptation is indeed beer. Flavors of wine and oak absorb into the brew throughout twelve months of aging. During this aging process, a secondary fermentation occurs using a yeast strain disliked by most brewers and winemakers called Brettanomyces. The “Bret” gives Temptation intriguing characteristics and a pleasant sourness. Temptation is re-fermented in the bottle to create its carbonation—a process commonly used to make fine champagne and sparkling wine. Spent yeast forms a thin layer of sediment to remain in the bottle.

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