Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales Presents:
кальмар 100% Spontaneous Imperial Gose
Single Barrel Bottle Release. Cork and Cage 375mL Bottles. Extremely Limited. $14 each. (8% city/state tax is included in this price).
BPS&WA will do their very best to allow everyone in line by NOON to get at least one bottle. Additional bottles may be available to those at the start of the line. Last time the line was forming before 9AM (although the weather was nice). This release is a similar size to last time – FEAR NOT – higher bottle count bottle releases are coming VERY SOON!
Brew Date: November 2014
Inoculation Method(s): Coolship
Barrel Blend: 100% Barrel A11
Description: кальмар (pronounced Kal’mar) is a light, wheat-heavy recipe that BPS&WA inoculated in their rooftop coolship. Sea salt and coriander were added directly to the boiling wort in the vessel. The next morning the wort was cool and put directly into a steam-cleaned neutral oak barrel.
After nearly 1 year the beer told them it was ready and time to bottle for the bottle release. Wheat breadiness, smooth pilsner malt, and clean lactic tartness. Brettanomyces funk plays well with the assertive coriander flavor and aroma that are present throughout. Slight oak character and of course a wonderful mildly salty finish as is characteristic of the style. Begs you for another sip. Beautiful complexity from all of these components and of course due as well to a true, wild mixed fermentation.