Red #1 – with raspberries

Our fifth release – Red #1, with raspberries. The red ale occupies the space between the dark and light saison. Darker than a traditional saison, with subdued chocolate and roasted flavors of a dark, the red ale is a perfect platform to showcase local raspberries. Aged for a year on oak, including 2 months on local red raspberries, this is our most fruit forward beer to date.

Berliner Weisse #1

 

Our third release – and 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.

Gose #1b – with apricots

Our second release – Gose 1b. We wanted a low-alcohol, refreshing beer for summer, so we split Gose 1 between two barrels in order to evaluate several variables. We pulled Gose 1a after 4 months but we found it to be too light and one-dimensional. So we let Gose 1b sit for an additional 6 months, including 2 months on apricots. We then blended in a 5 month old Berliner Weisse inoculated with wild yeast from the Santa Cruz Mountains. The result is slightly tart, slightly wild, and bursting with apricot flavor and aroma.