Lickable Staves - Sour Red Ale Aged in Red Wine Barrels with Cherries 375ml

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Available for Pick-Up at our Tasting Room (Free) or Flat Rate Shipping ($19.95) up to 12 bottles per case. We only ship within the state of California. If choosing to ship, please select "California Shipping" at check out.
2017 Best of Show at the San Diego International Beer Competition

Lickable Staves
Sour Red Ale, Aged in Red Wine Barrels with Balaton & Montmorency Cherries
7.8% ABV

Your 2017 San Diego International Beer Competition Best of Show Winner is back! Our first batch of Lickable Staves sold out quickly, but we had to give this beer plenty of time to develop and achieve our targeted flavor profile: freshly baked cherry pie! Lickable Staves is finally ready for release and we can’t wait to debut our new 375 ml bottles. 

Our recipe for Lickable Staves was specifically developed to highlight both the intense tart cherry pie notes and nuanced baking spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice) flavors that only Balaton cherries possess. The malt bill builds off of our 2nd Anniversary Flanders Red by creating a rich and complex mix of Munich, Vienna, Special B, Caramalt, Aromatic and Flaked barley. This strong malt backbone is important as it provides flavors that match the Balaton cherries and adding the Montmorency cherries gives the fruit flavor more depth. Aged in barrels which previously held Cabernet Sauvignon wine, this Sour Red Ale has a firm acidity that matches the natural acidity of a cherry. As the beer warms, the soft vanilla notes become present from the red wine barrels. Subtle baking spice flavor also shows up to complete the profile of freshly baked cherry pie. Take your time and enjoy the flavors from each layer of this complex beer.

Purchase bottles of Lickable Staves online ( or in either tasting room starting Friday, October 5th at 11am. . Draft pours will also be available at both tasting rooms (Kearny Mesa & Santee) to celebrate the release of our big winner!

Online Purchase Option Starts: October 5th, 2018

Customers have 6 weeks from their purchase date to pick up their bottles in our Kearny Mesa Tasting Room. Bottles not picked up by this date, will be surrendered back to Council Brewing Co. No refunds. We will however attempt to contact you to arrange shipping if you live in California rather than forfeiting your bottles.

Please use your name when purchasing the bottles. If using a trustee (proxy), please enter the trustee’s name in the Trustee field. To retrieve your bottle, you or your trustee will be required to show a valid ID for the pick up of the bottles and purchase of alcohol. We will match your name to our records. Please be prepared to show proof of purchase (your emailed receipt from Council). Must be 21+ years of age to purchase alcohol.

Please note that we will not issue refunds, exchanges, or returns. All sales are final.

Council Brewing will ship the bottles with the State of California via Golden State Overnight. Bottles are available for Pick-Up at our Tasting Room (Free) or Flat Rate Shipping ($19.95) up to 12 bottles per case. We only ship within the state of California. If choosing to ship, please select "California Shipping" at check out. Orders are shipped out every Tuesday.

Please note, a product order is only confirmed once a customer completes the checkout process. Adding a product to your shopping cart does not secure the product - the checkout process must be completed (payment submitted and an order confirmation received). During high demand times (bottle release), it is possible that multiple customers could add the same product to their carts. Once the product has sold out, other customers that have the item in their cart will not be able to complete their order.