Experimental Forest #1 (for La Monte Young)

FullSizeRenderA dark winter saison (7.4% ABV) brewed with acorn flour in the mash, fermented with Carolina native yeast, Fraser fir branches as a “dry hop” and then aged half in first use white wine barrels and half in stainless with maple wood.

This was an attempt to capture the experience of walking through a forest in the winter and we nailed it. The aroma is earthy and piney with a hint of chocolate, deep mahogany…almost black in color, the flavor is complex with fruity, chocolate notes blend with pine and a perfect dry finish.

Dedicated to La Monte Young, he is one of the original minimalists and avant garde composers. Maybe the most experimental of all the early modern composers with compositions that included feeding a bale of hay to a piano. Our kind of guy….