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McAllister's creates Award Winning Sour: Gerardus Mercartor

By Seth Montz - February 24, 2023


McAllister Brewing Company's Gerardus Mercartor Flander's Style Red Sour Beer is a unique and complex beer that recently took second place at the prestigious PA Farm show. This beer is a true representation of Flander's style, which is known for its sharp acidity and fruity notes.



The Gerardus Mercartor has a deep ruby red color and a tart aroma with hints of dark fruit, such as cherries and plums. On the palate, the beer is sour and tangy, with a prominent acidity that is balanced by a subtle sweetness. The finish is dry and crisp, making it a perfect beer to enjoy on a warm spring day.


The brewing process for the Gerardus Mercartor is a long and complex one, involving multiple fermentation stages and aging in oak barrels. The use of wild yeasts and bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces, adds depth and complexity to the beer, making it truly unique and special.


McAllister Brewing Company is known for its commitment to quality and tradition, and the Gerardus Mercartor is no exception. The beer is brewed with low alcohol content, making it a great choice for a casual drink or for pairing it with food. This beer is perfect with cheese, fruit, or chocolate.


The Gerardus Mercartor's second-place win at the PA Farm show is a testament to the skill and dedication of the brewing team at McAllister Brewing Company. The Flander's style is a difficult one to master, and the Gerardus Mercartor is a true representation of the style.


In conclusion, the Gerardus Mercartor Flander's Style Red Sour Beer is a unique and complex beer that is sure to please any beer lover. Its second-place win at the PA Farm show is a testament to the skill and dedication of McAllister Brewing Company. So next time you're looking for a new beer to try, give the Gerardus Mercartor a chance, you won't be disappointed.


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