COMPASS

“Bottle Conditioned Sparkling Ale Brewed with Rose Hips”

We rely on age-old tools in the brewery despite being surrounded by high technology. As a sort of compass, we use the six pointed brewer’s star to help navigate uncharted brews. The cardinal directions of water, malt, grain, yeast, hops and brewer make the baseline. From there, anything goes. Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination.

FOOD PAIRINGS:  Sharp cheddar cheese, roasted turkey, beef, Thai food

AVAILABILITY: Spring-summer / 22oz / draught

BOTTLE CONDITIONED: “For bottle conditioning, a small amount of sugar and yeast is added to the beer so that a small fermentation occurs in each bottle after packaging. This small fermentation does two important things: (1) it contributes carbonation to the beer and (2) it scavenges any residual oxygen that may have gotten into the beer during packaging. By further reducing the oxygen content of our packaged beer, the shelf stability of the beer is improved, making it taste fresher, longer. Bottle conditioning does result in a small amount of sediment in each bottle. This sediment is just brewer’s yeast and is completely harmless, tasteless, and odorless. If you’d rather not see it floating around in your glass, be sure to not agitate the bottle before serving, pour carefully, and leave a few milliliters in the bottom of the bottle at the end of the pour.”

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