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Rising Tide Mockingfish is selected in Draft Magazine’s top 25 list 2015


Rising Tide Brewing Company is proud to announce Mockingfish is a DRAFT Magazine Top 25 Beers of the Year pick for 2015.

Described as “truly gorgeous” and “unlike other tequila barrel-aged beers,” DRAFT says Mockingfish hits “a trio of 2015’s top beer trends” as easy drinking and barrel aged, plus a terrific variation on this year’s trending style, the salty and tart German gose.

The beer’s not the only gorgeous thing about this bottle: Mockingfish’s label features an original watercolor by local Maine artist Tessa Green O’Brien. See photo attached.


While Mockingfish was a limited single barrel release in August 2015, head brewer and owner Nathan Sanborn promises its return, “We’re expecting the arrival of new tequila barrels, to be filled in December.” He says aging the beer will take up to 3 months. In the meantime, enjoy the un-aged version of Rising Tide gose in cans available by mid-November. What’s the best way for fans to hear about brewery-only releases like Mockingfish? Nathan suggests following Rising Tide on facebook, twitter, or instagram where the brewery posts regular updates about brewery happenings and releases.

Rising Tide Brewing Co. is a family-owned craft brewery located in Portland, Maine. Specializing in artisanal, hand-crafted ales brewed in small batches, Rising Tide beers are available in bottles and on draft in our tasting room in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood and at select locations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

“Tart, lightly salted goses continue to be a darling style in craft beer; age one in tequila barrels and keep the ABV at a remarkable 3.7%, and you’ve hit a trio of 2015’s top beer trends. None of that would matter, of course, if this beer wasn’t truly gorgeous: The tequila barrel’s earthy, agave character zips in at the finish to punctuate the tart, lightly lemony sip. Unlike other tequila barrel-aged beers we’ve tasted, the spirit doesn’t contribute any alcohol prickle here, allowing the delicate gose’s wispy salinity to bubble in the center of the sip like a breeze of ocean air.” – DRAFT Magazine, Top 25 Beers of the Year

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