American Sour Wheat Ale
Soak: our line of sour wheat ales, aged in oak, featuring a variety of single fruit additions. We ferment the base beer with 60% wheat in large oak foeders for several months. Fermentation duties are shared gracefully between our house lactobacillus strain and our Native New England mixed culture. Loosely inspired by the cold-maceration process used in winemaking, we referment fruit in the base beer after primary foeder fermentation to “soak” for a deep extraction of unique colors, aromatics, and flavors. Delightfully acidic, but not funky, our Soak series is an approachable sequence of wild offerings that we are proud to share.
Eye catching dark pink in appearance with light haze, Blueberry Soak has a lively nose with aromas of pressed concord grape and bramble fruits. Flavors of ripe blueberry and raspberry lead on the palate with a touch of tart lemon zest. Blueberry Soak has a delicate tannic structure and a subtle wheat grain backbone with undertones of wet oak. Features a light body and clean, semisweet finish with a refreshing champagne-like carbonation.