Brett Saison Ale With La Crescent Grapes
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This barrel-aged sour beer features La Crescent grapes from our family vineyard in Marengo, Illinois, that were harvested, destemmed and crushed. The grapes were then added into wine casks from J’s Vineyard & Winery, located in California’s scenic Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, along with freshly filled Belgian style Saison. The beer was fermented for over a year in the barrels with their existing mixed Brett culture, as well as with the cultures native to the La Crescent grape skins. Barrel #21 is fruity and floral, reminiscent of a Moscato wine style, with stone fruit, peach, pineapple, and peppery notes along with an underlying Brett character and dry finish.
Try Barrel #21 side-by-side with Barrel #22 which features St. Pepin grapes, our vineyard's other white grape, for an exciting sensory experience. Barrel #23 is a blend of both La Crescent and St. Pepin grapes. It received a Silver medal at the 2017 L.A. International Beer Competition.