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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

cellar door.

over the ages the term 'cellar door' has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the 'cleansing' aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let's not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.

enjoy,
b.

7 comments:

  1. So what stage in the "introduction" process are you at? That could be anywhere from a dream of yours to handing me a bottle! Is it for sale yet? Where should we expect it, and when?

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  2. my apologies,

    this edition will be cask and draft only. should debut around the beginning of June. filling the casks this week..

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  3. I can't wait to try this, the sage is what really intrigues me. Keep up the great work!

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  4. Sounds like another brilliant effort. My friend always contended that the most beautiful word in the english language was "Windowsill". I might have to use that for a beer at some point.

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  5. I tried this at James in Philadelphia during beer week. It was absolutely magnificent! The sage was a great addition. Where can I get a cask??

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  6. cheers man! we distribute through Bella Vista but I think most of it sold. Hawthornes has growlers and I am doing a second batch this month and will be doing a bottle run.

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  7. I got a bottle of this at the Perfect Pour in Columbia... holy crap! It's sublime! You're awesome!

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