Also, confirmed at least from our large Farmer's Market, Sour Cherries are a rare breed out here. Rainier and Bing are the big crops here. Great for snacking, pretty blah in a beer from what I've read.
In fact, Tom - the Yakima Fruit Market said the only tart cherries they get (if any) are from Western Washington and appear around mid-end July. Gonna put my name on a list though so they can call me if\when they do get them.
Drew, I was attracted to the descriptions of the almond-like flavors the pits add, but if I've got no other option, King looks like the next best option - thanks!