Lamplighter Brewing Co "Rhapsody in Red" Sour Beer Aged on Cherries 750ml - Cambridge, MA
Rhapsody is a mixed-culture sour aged in French oak barrels for just over a year. Tart and complex, this beer presents a delicate oak aroma and balanced flavors of apricot, white wine, cherry blossom, and peach. Months slumbering among lively wild yeasts like Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, and Lactobacillus have left this beer with a delightfully bright and tart flavor profile. That time in oak also brought out smooth, vibrant flavors of apricot, white wine, and vanilla. This is a beer full of depth, flavor, and balance, both refreshing and delicious.
Lamplighter is a brewery and taproom located in downtown Cambridge. Their focus is on aroma-packed and flavor-driven beers, with an emphasis on New England IPAs, barrel-aged sours, and special seasonal. They brew a variety of one-off batches that allow them to pursue their various whims, and they don’t shy away from funk, twists on tradition, and unique ingredients.
Lamplighter has a 10,000 sq. ft. facility that used to be Metric Systems, a wonderful neighborhood auto repair shop owned by a father and son team. They took a chance in 2015 and chose to lease the building to a start-up rather than sell to a developer and opened our doors to the public in fall of 2016.