Style: Fruited Wild Ale
Looks can be deceiving, and our new blend is the perfect example. The Dragonfruit is one of nature’s most beautiful edible offerings. Pink and green with pineapple like folds and turns, it protects the purple-red or stark white interior flesh of this delicate fruit. The flavour contained within could best be described as timid, but still bold. In our pale sour base, we needed to make sure that these subtle fruit flavours came through. In order to do so, we needed to increase our fruiting rate with this particular fruit. One might think that means a little more than normal. Not at all. We added so much Dragonfruit to this blend that we needed two tanks to fruit it. Like 50% more fruit than our highest fruited blend. This release holds the Trial & Ale record for “most fruit ever” and we could not be happier with the results. A wine-like profile, with almost no tannin extraction left us very pleased. A flirtatious Brettanomyces linger brings the taste home. This blend benefits from a serving temp slightly lower than cellar temps. We look forward to how this continues to develop over time.
HOPS: A Minuscule Addition of German Hallertau
MALTS: Pilsner, Wheat, Oats
YEAST: A Melange of Several Different House Primary Strains, Several Select Brettanomyces Strains, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus Brevis, Additional House Cultures, Saccharomyces Bayanus for bottle conditioning