Lead Specialty Brewer Peter Batinski whipped up a special creation for this months production sour release. Sour Blonde with Lemon & Rosemary (7.5% ABV) is Hi-Wire’s distinct barrel-aged Sour Blonde, complemented by a lemon peel citrus twang and fresh rosemary in this summer cocktail inspired creation. Aromas of pine, lemon zest, and spring garden freshness give way to flavors of lactic sourness, lemonade, and freshly processed Virginian rosemary. Batinski notes, “what makes this beer unique is how I added the ingredients. I zested an entire 35lb box of fresh lemons, and hand processed 60lbs of very fresh rosemary… It was like pulling every needle off a Christmas tree individually. This took well over 24 hours and had to be done fast, as all these ingredients were fresh, and needed to be added to the beer as such. This beer is unique and bold. Neither the lemon peel or the rosemary are subtle, nor overwhelming, everything you see on the label is there as a forward note in the beer.” This beer will see limited distribution the first week of June.