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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2021, 04:42:48 AM »
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2021, 10:33:21 PM »
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“Metanoia is a blend of 1 and 2 year old spontaneous barrels rested on Carignan wine grapes. The result is a beer with notes of juicy ripe raspberry, tart pomegranate, subtle spice with a bright acidity. It's almost hard for us to believe that the conceptualization of this beer began more than 5 years ago and is in bottles and ready to be enjoyed.”

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2021, 06:48:37 PM »

It's odd they go to the trouble to brew spontaneous, but then crank out abominations like this. :mellow: :no:

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2021, 08:03:47 PM »

It's odd they go to the trouble to brew spontaneous, but then crank out abominations like this. :mellow: :no:

https://untappd.com/user/MattSRoss81/checkin/978847002

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2021, 10:43:57 PM »
Found another brewery releasing their first spon beer, Triple Crossing in Richmond, VA: BryanC>hey

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Wild Air: Raspberry

Looks like it’s still available too.  Guess I’ll have to take one for the team and check it out.  IMO - TC is one of the better breweries here.  If they put this out @22 a bottle, it’s probably pretty good.

Popped one of these the other day.  Pretty good.  Fruit forward and pretty sour without being overbearing.  I don’t know that I’ll buy another one at 22$, but I’m glad I tried it.  Sorry, forgot to take pics.

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2021, 04:40:25 PM »
Found another brewery releasing their first spon beer, Triple Crossing in Richmond, VA: BryanC>hey

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Wild Air: Raspberry

Looks like it’s still available too.  Guess I’ll have to take one for the team and check it out.  IMO - TC is one of the better breweries here.  If they put this out @22 a bottle, it’s probably pretty good.

Popped one of these the other day.  Pretty good.  Fruit forward and pretty sour without being overbearing.  I don’t know that I’ll buy another one at 22$, but I’m glad I tried it.  Sorry, forgot to take pics.
Thanks for doing the research!  :D :cheers:

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2021, 03:56:15 PM »
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2021, 09:28:00 AM »
Barrique Brewing
Nashville, TN


http://barriquebrewing.com/

Found this one thanks to Braconid’s IG post. Thanks GB :cheers:

Buried in this article, the brewer says they cool the wort overnight in the coolship.

Podcast with the brewer.

Coldchill> know any more about these guys? :popcorn:

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2021, 08:34:09 AM »

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #59 on: September 07, 2021, 05:47:23 PM »
Well this is interesting, another Illinois brewery trying their hand at an MT spon beer.

https://scorched-earth-brewing-company.square.site/product/koelspring-spontaneously-fermented-m-thode-traditionelle-ale/520

Apparently medalled at the "US Beer Tasting Championship" which sounds made up.

https://x.facebook.com/scorchedearthbrewing/photos/a.613883942000996/4253524208036933/?type=3&source=48

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #60 on: September 07, 2021, 11:12:12 PM »

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #61 on: September 08, 2021, 01:36:30 PM »
HOMES Brewery in Ann Arbor, MI:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CTfAM3zruST/?utm_medium=copy_link

This is a good brewery doing fruity sours mostly.  Interesting Korean BBQ street food too.

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2021, 01:39:21 PM »
HOMES Brewery in Ann Arbor, MI:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CTfAM3zruST/?utm_medium=copy_link

This is a good brewery doing fruity sours mostly.  Interesting Korean BBQ street food too.

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Heard good things, I should plan a trip out that way. AA is a cool town, a little farther than the lake though...

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #63 on: September 08, 2021, 02:29:15 PM »
HOMES Brewery in Ann Arbor, MI:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CTfAM3zruST/?utm_medium=copy_link

This is a good brewery doing fruity sours mostly.  Interesting Korean BBQ street food too.

:thumbup:
Heard good things, I should plan a trip out that way. AA is a cool town, a little farther than the lake though...

Yeah AA also has one of the OG US spon breweries Jolly Pumpkin and a great all-lager spot called Wolverine State.  All have above average food.

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2021, 02:39:36 PM »
HOMES Brewery in Ann Arbor, MI:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CTfAM3zruST/?utm_medium=copy_link

This is a good brewery doing fruity sours mostly.  Interesting Korean BBQ street food too.

:thumbup:
Heard good things, I should plan a trip out that way. AA is a cool town, a little farther than the lake though...

Yeah AA also has one of the OG US spon breweries Jolly Pumpkin and a great all-lager spot called Wolverine State.  All have above average food.

Back when JP was doing bottle releases, I went to their AA brewpub for the Biere de Mars release. Also went to Arbor, Rathskeller, and found a bunch of records at Underground Sounds. Good times :cheers: :bakes:

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2021, 04:58:52 PM »

Back when JP was doing bottle releases, I went to their AA brewpub for the Biere de Mars release. Also went to Arbor, Rathskeller, and found a bunch of records at Underground Sounds. Good times :cheers: :bakes:

Arbor Brewing was our #1 college hang.  Epic themed monthly tasting events ("holiday beers" in December, wheats in July, barleywines in January  :drunk:) with 40-50 bottles of each which was a huge rarity 1999-2001. :bakes:  All for $20 or $25. Closed last year.  :cry:
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2021, 05:14:53 PM »

Back when JP was doing bottle releases, I went to their AA brewpub for the Biere de Mars release. Also went to Arbor, Rathskeller, and found a bunch of records at Underground Sounds. Good times :cheers: :bakes:

Arbor Brewing was our #1 college hang.  Epic themed monthly tasting events ("holiday beers" in December, wheats in July, barleywines in January  :drunk:) with 40-50 bottles of each which was a huge rarity 1999-2001. :bakes:  All for $20 or $25. Closed last year.  :cry:
Cool :cheers: RIP :(

Looks like their production brewery is in Ypsi, and they have a brewpub in Plymouth still?
https://arborbrewing.com/locations/

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2021, 12:54:16 AM »

Back when JP was doing bottle releases, I went to their AA brewpub for the Biere de Mars release. Also went to Arbor, Rathskeller, and found a bunch of records at Underground Sounds. Good times :cheers: :bakes:

Arbor Brewing was our #1 college hang.  Epic themed monthly tasting events ("holiday beers" in December, wheats in July, barleywines in January  :drunk:) with 40-50 bottles of each which was a huge rarity 1999-2001. :bakes:  All for $20 or $25. Closed last year.  :cry:
Cool :cheers: RIP :(

Looks like their production brewery is in Ypsi, and they have a brewpub in Plymouth still?
https://arborbrewing.com/locations/

Yeah the brand is still alive but the beer is just ok without that flagship space and the dartboards and shuffleboard.  They weirdly expanded to India a few years back - haven't heard how that  pub is doing  https://arborbrewing.com/locations/arbor-brewing-company-india/
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #68 on: September 09, 2021, 09:26:16 AM »

Back when JP was doing bottle releases, I went to their AA brewpub for the Biere de Mars release. Also went to Arbor, Rathskeller, and found a bunch of records at Underground Sounds. Good times :cheers: :bakes:

Arbor Brewing was our #1 college hang.  Epic themed monthly tasting events ("holiday beers" in December, wheats in July, barleywines in January  :drunk:) with 40-50 bottles of each which was a huge rarity 1999-2001. :bakes:  All for $20 or $25. Closed last year.  :cry:
Cool :cheers: RIP :(

Looks like their production brewery is in Ypsi, and they have a brewpub in Plymouth still?
https://arborbrewing.com/locations/

Yeah the brand is still alive but the beer is just ok without that flagship space and the dartboards and shuffleboard.  They weirdly expanded to India a few years back - haven't heard how that  pub is doing  https://arborbrewing.com/locations/arbor-brewing-company-india/

Huh. Interesting they open in India, but they don't distribute to other midwestern states. Looks like they distro cans in India, and have closed the brewpub due to covid. No FB posts for a year and a half: https://m.facebook.com/arborbrewindia/?_rdr

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2021, 10:42:34 AM »
Tried Beechwood's 3-year spontaneous blend last night. "We Are Who We Pretend To Be"

Pretty good, though it lacked the funk and rustic qualities that make a great lambic. Lemon pith and grapefruit, clean lactic and citric acidity, very dry with a lot of fresh oak too. A little too clean and straightforward, but enjoyable to drink.

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Gueuze-inspired sour ale. Blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old barrels.

This is our third three-year blend of spontaneous beer! The 2020 blend consists of nine oak barrels ranging from 16 to 41 months old, with average blend age of 20 months old. Blending this beer each year is one of our favorite things to do and gives us a chance to apply the experience and knowledge accumulated over the last few years and focus it into a single blend. The aroma is complex with earthy funk, earth, hay, apricot, apple and light oak. Flavors of overripe stone fruit, aged hops, funk, slightly salty minerality that is supported by a pleasing acidity balanced by a medium body and touch of bitterness."


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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #71 on: December 11, 2021, 12:09:06 AM »
Tried Beechwood's 3-year spontaneous blend last night. "We Are Who We Pretend To Be"

Pretty good, though it lacked the funk and rustic qualities that make a great lambic. Lemon pith and grapefruit, clean lactic and citric acidity, very dry with a lot of fresh oak too. A little too clean and straightforward, but enjoyable to drink.

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Gueuze-inspired sour ale. Blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old barrels.

This is our third three-year blend of spontaneous beer! The 2020 blend consists of nine oak barrels ranging from 16 to 41 months old, with average blend age of 20 months old. Blending this beer each year is one of our favorite things to do and gives us a chance to apply the experience and knowledge accumulated over the last few years and focus it into a single blend. The aroma is complex with earthy funk, earth, hay, apricot, apple and light oak. Flavors of overripe stone fruit, aged hops, funk, slightly salty minerality that is supported by a pleasing acidity balanced by a medium body and touch of bitterness."



Had this today. I thought the aroma was pretty spot on for gueuze. Really had some nice funk. I'd agree that the taste was a bit one dimensional. Overall though still one of the better Methode I've had.
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2021, 11:08:22 AM »
Tried Beechwood's 3-year spontaneous blend last night. "We Are Who We Pretend To Be"

Pretty good, though it lacked the funk and rustic qualities that make a great lambic. Lemon pith and grapefruit, clean lactic and citric acidity, very dry with a lot of fresh oak too. A little too clean and straightforward, but enjoyable to drink.

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Gueuze-inspired sour ale. Blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old barrels.

This is our third three-year blend of spontaneous beer! The 2020 blend consists of nine oak barrels ranging from 16 to 41 months old, with average blend age of 20 months old. Blending this beer each year is one of our favorite things to do and gives us a chance to apply the experience and knowledge accumulated over the last few years and focus it into a single blend. The aroma is complex with earthy funk, earth, hay, apricot, apple and light oak. Flavors of overripe stone fruit, aged hops, funk, slightly salty minerality that is supported by a pleasing acidity balanced by a medium body and touch of bitterness.”


Had this today. I thought the aroma was pretty spot on for gueuze. Really had some nice funk. I'd agree that the taste was a bit one dimensional. Overall though still one of the better Methode I've had.
Definitely smelled better than it tasted. Not bad at all, just lacked complexity imho. Seems like they’re pretty early on in their program, this might only be the second release. Hope they build up their barrels and have more to work with over time.

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2021, 11:24:22 AM »
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou in Montreal Quebec has a spontaneous program, bottling several varieties.

https://pitcaribou.com/en/beers/?beer-category=spontaneous-fermentation

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2021, 02:23:52 PM »
Norbæk GaardBryggeri, Arhus, Denmark

https://instagram.com/norbaekgaardbryggeri
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #75 on: January 11, 2022, 11:32:43 AM »
Yazoo added to the list. Coldchill>hey

When did Mantra Artisan Ales close? They did some coolship stuff too.



Embrace The Funk: Ciel Natal

From the “Natural Skies” of Tennessee this sour pale ale rests overnight in our coolship slowly inoculating with the environmental native wild yeast & bacteria of our area. Brewed with pilsner malt, raw wheat and whole leaf aged hops this blended beer evolves multiple years in oak casks

In other news, funkiest coolship award, an El Camino. :lol:
https://beerandbrewing.com/a-coolship-is-anything-you-want-it-to-be/

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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #76 on: January 26, 2022, 10:35:52 PM »
Wayward Lane Brewig opened last weekend in an old hop drying barn about 45 minutes south of me in Schoharie.  Theu have a coolship upstairs and have been talking to Scotty Veltman at Indian Ladder about how and when to brew the wort. :thumbup:

:excited: Wow, really exciting! :cheers:

Do many of these exist? Could it apply for landmark status? I ask bc they've been landmarked in Belgium, not sure i've ever seen one in the states, but surely they're all over the PNW.

No idea. Heading down there again next weekend, will ask them.  Also, this:  https://www.facebook.com/waywardlanebrewing/posts/519207019458377

Awesome :cheers:

Spoke w the brewer a week or so ago.  Just brewed another batch and going to be sampling the first couple of batches soon for blending.  Soon!!!  :pickle:
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Re: ***Official*** Spontaneous Fermentation Thread
« Reply #77 on: January 27, 2022, 07:01:10 AM »
Wayward Lane Brewig opened last weekend in an old hop drying barn about 45 minutes south of me in Schoharie.  Theu have a coolship upstairs and have been talking to Scotty Veltman at Indian Ladder about how and when to brew the wort. :thumbup:

:excited: Wow, really exciting! :cheers:

Do many of these exist? Could it apply for landmark status? I ask bc they've been landmarked in Belgium, not sure i've ever seen one in the states, but surely they're all over the PNW.

No idea. Heading down there again next weekend, will ask them.  Also, this:  https://www.facebook.com/waywardlanebrewing/posts/519207019458377

Awesome :cheers:

Spoke w the brewer a week or so ago.  Just brewed another batch and going to be sampling the first couple of batches soon for blending.  Soon!!!  :pickle:
Nice! :excited: :thumbup: