Dark farmhouse ale, 6%
Why, yes, you're right. Cherries aren't in season in the spring. Which explains why this dark, complex farmhouse from Portland’s small, experimental cult-favorite The Commons is so tart. But not unbearably so. That's likely because the sweet-and-sour cherries hit the beer during fermentation, giving the beer just a little kiss of fruit without straight-up making out with it.
Belgian-style pale ale, 7.5%
Sometimes it snows in April. Sometimes you need to wear a sweatshirt in May. Sometimes you want a beer that goes along with these events. And in many cases, that beer will be medium-bodied, spicy, and bold, made with Trappist yeast and coriander, just like this beer.