In years past, our small crop of grapes has been decimated in a single night by a group of mischievous raccoons who leave only their muddy footprints on our grape trellises. After a mixed-primary fermentation with saccharomyces and brettanomyces yeasts, red grape must was added to secondary, and finally the beer was dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops. Aromas and flavors of gooseberries, white and rosé wines, as well as mild barnyard funk and acidity permeate this unique beer wine hybrid.
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fruited farmhouse ale 4.2% abv
bottle conditioned 500ml
Steve (or Pa-jee to his grandkids) nurtures and then picks many of our fruits here on the farm. Our fruited farmhouse ales aim for balance between the malt and hop character of the base beer, the flavor and aroma of the fruit, and mild levels of acidity and Brett character. Produced in very limited quantities using only 100% estate-grown, hand-picked and processed fruits.
Variants:Bitter Cherry, Red Raspberry, Frost Peach