Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Stay The Funk In
What the brewers say
Deep, earthy funk. Medium to medium-strong sour taste. Dry and refreshing.
What our panel thought
Nice floral black-tea nose, with notes of apricot, peach, torn lemon wedge, and hefe-like banana. Light and lively sip, but flavor is a touch vinegary—tart, with discordant, astringent bitterness and late-arriving acetic burn. Thin, bone-dry. Aromatically interesting, but challenging.
What our editors thought
Defined botanical, herbal nose with bits of juniper and black tea—concise, demure. The sip is challenging, with hops and Brett bitterness in unison pushing an austere edge. Bitter-lime tartness lingers. Minimal and unrelenting.