A spontaneous wheat ale coolshipped in the winter of 2017. Unblended, the beer fermented and aged in a dark cold corner of our cellar in a 500L French Oak puncheon for 12 months. Aromas of citrus peel and ripe stone fruit on the nose. Lemon tart flavors, smooth acidity, and a touch of residual sweetness.
Our first coolship beer – Berliner Weisse #1. Brewed in January, the barn door was left open overnight to cool and inoculate the wort with wild yeast and bacteria from the Santa Cruz Mountains. We then aged for 8 months in barrels from @silvermountainvineyards and refermented in the bottle. A wonderfully tart and complex ale that’s perfect as summer turns into fall.