2015 Great American Beer Festival - Bronze Medal - Wild Ale (16C)
Inoculation Method(s): Coolship
Barrel Blend: 100% Barrel IX
Description: This beer was made using our coolship and aged for close to a year in a single red wine barrel. Montmorency Cherries were added to the barrel for a second fermentation. Finally the beer was bottle conditioned using the spontaneous microbes (we don't use bottling strains). Ramjet will age and develop in the bottle for years if treated properly.
Deep red with clingy, bright white head. Big tart cherry aroma mixed with lactic tartness. Flavor is complex and balanced. Mild tart cherry acidity and lactic acid mingle with doughy-malt flavor and a dose of traditional Brettanomyces "funk".
Release Date / Format / Availability:
June, 2015 / 750mL Bottles / Very Limited