Then (Cab Franc Hybrid Saison)
Our goal with this beer was to represent the beginning and end of harvest. Last year we took hundreds of pounds of Rosewood Crab Franc skins, sealed them, and stored them frozen so we could use them in the future. This past April, we went to the same vineyard the Cab Franc grapes came from, and trimmed the canes on the vines, making the way for new growth to start. We then took those canes, dried them, and use them to smoke a small portion of the grain we used in this beer. We then brewed a rustic saison base that was then aged on the Crab Franc skins. Our goal was to create a flavour profile similar to those found in piquettes, a style we’ve loved seeing the resurgence in. ‘Then’ displays bright spring fruitiness alongside subtle funk. Then’ finishes very dry with bright and high carbonation. 7.34% 500ml bottle. Bottle conditioned.