The temperature is rising, the sun is shining and now is the perfect timing for a refreshing quaff of Carton Brewing’s Monkey Chased the Weasel. The Atlantic Highlands brewery’s Berliner Weisse with mulberries is slated to make its annual seasonal appearance beginning on Sunday, June 15 in the tasting room, with distribution to local restaurants and bars landing the following day.
Monkey Chased the Weasel was born thanks to the mulberry tree in the brewery’s own backyard, which drops a smattering of the dark purple fruit on the ground each summer. The result is a tart, slightly fruity, pale sour ale coming in at a perfectly sessionable 3.9% ABV.
Look for Carton Monkey Chased the Weasel to appear in 16oz cans for the first time this summer alongside the typical draft release. Pack up the cooler and head to the beach – I’ll see ya there.
The backyard of our brewery has a mulberry tree that drops its fruit in the first days of summer. We moved into our building during early summer 2011, tracking a bright purple path through our new home with every laden step. It was then we decided: if mulberry was going to get that deep into the brewery, it probably should get into a beer as well. Stealing a process from Berliners, we let the lactics in a wheated mash sour up to a green apple/lemon level, accentuating the bright side of the mulberry profile. Meant for quaffing when there is no reason to avoid direct sunlight on balmy summer days, drink Monkey Chased The Weasel because there is more sun than moon at the top.
Carton Brewing is located at 6 East Washington Ave in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.