A smokey, black ale aged with whole coffee beans. Our grain bill starts with over 60% smoked malt, flaked barley for mouthfeel and brown and black malts for a complex roast character. The coffee from Mountain Air Roasters compliments the malt flavor but doesn’t overwhelm the beer.
We dedicated this beer to David Lynch, one of our favorite film directors whose love of coffee and cigarettes is well known. His first film, Eraserhead is our brewer’s favorite movie of all time.
Bottled on January 18, 2016
For our first batch we wanted to show respect to the tradition of Belgian and French farmhouse brewers. We start with a mixed field grain bill of pilsner malt, raw wheat, oats, spelt and rye, ferment with our house saison blend and then add our house Brett blend at bottling to develop some light funk.
We dedicated this batch to the Belgian brewing scientist Jean De Clerck who helped to restart brewing in Belgium after WWII and went on to write a two volume set of brewing textbooks that are still required reading today.
Bottled on Jan 3 2016