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 blend fruit directly into the foeders to “soak” for a deep extraction of unique colors, aromatics, and flavors and a refermentation. Delightfully acidic, but not funky, our Soak series is an approachable sequence of wild offerings that we are proud to share. Cranberries bring an assertively tart, yet unsweetened flavor profile, slightly opaque warm peachy red hue, and re-enforced tannic structure. Cranberry Soak presents aromas of cranberry concentrate, subtle cherry, and slight leather. A dry cranberry palate with undertones of oak, almonds, and a lemony tartness w/ medium acidity.