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DREAMLAND

Dreamland is our house golden sour beer. It was created in our first steel foeder originally inoculated using two oak barrels of coolship spontaneous ale. The vessel is used as a solera, as mature beer is removed for packaging or blending, fresh wort is added to keep the tank full year-round. My aim is for Dreamland to be an beer that is full of subtleties, complex, and yet drinkable. Each batch will be unique and slightly different as the solera slowly evolves and we make minor "suggestions" to our microbes via recipe development and blending. 

 

Inoculation Method(s): Solera

Barrel Blend: Steel Foeder Solera #1

Description: DREAMLAND is our house golden sour beer. Grown with care over many months of aging, it was born from the coolship into two wine barrels. After 6+ months of development we added both barrels to our first solera vessel and slowly filled it with wort as fermentation hit key stages of progression. An additional 4-5 months later and we finally release each batch from this solera. Strong notes of peach and apricot on the aroma that is characteristic of our "house culture", dry, tart. Subtle hints of malt complexity despite its light golden color. This beer changes from batch to batch and will continue to develop in the bottle.  Enjoy fresh or save for a special occasion.     
Release Date / Format / Availability:

Batch 1: August, 2015 / 750mL Bottles /  Limited

Batch 2: February, 2016 / 750mL Bottles / Limited

Batch 3: April, 2017 / 750mL Bottles / Limited

 

BLUEBERRY

Inoculation Method(s): Solera

Barrel Blend: Fruit Re-Fermentation in Red Wine Barrel

Description: Created as a one-time special release to celebrate the launch of the Dreamland line. Mature beer was pulled from the Dreamland solera and added on top of 84lbs of blueberry residing in a Napa Valley red wine barrel. After two months of aging on fruit, the base beer has transformed into a beautiful blue-purple with strong blueberry aroma and flavors.

The goal with these special single-barrel variants of Dreamland is to showcase the base beer under conditions different from those in the normal version. I feel the blueberry is a great addition here, not only making the beer look beautiful but also adding some wonderful fruity complexity and adding to the drinkability of an already easily-enjoyable base.
 

Release Date / Format / Availability:

October, 2015 / 375mL Bottles / Extremely Limited

 

 

PEACH RYE

Inoculation Method(s): Solera

Barrel Blend: Fruit Re-Fermentation in A.D. Laws Secale Rye Barrel 

Description: Created as a one-time special release to celebrate the launch of the Dreamland line. Mature base beer was added on top of 84lbs of peach residing in a very fresh A.D. Law's Secale Rye Whiskey barrel. After two months of aging on fruit, the base beer has gained an incredible complementary combination of peach and rye whiskey.

The goal here was not to have any one aspect of the beer be overpowering. I think this one perfectly showcases peaches and rye whiskey, but neither component overpowers the base beer. The result? Balance and complexity with interesting flavor and aroma subtleties that appear with every sip. 
 

Release Date / Format / Availability:

January, 2016 / 375mL Bottles / Extremely Limited