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Broaden & Build Awamori - Koji Saison
Awamori - Koji Saison 5.5% Abv 440ml
A clean Saison base boosted with Awamori koji. This particular strain produces citric acid. The koji adds a complex layer of umami and finishes with notes of banana and flowers. Finally, we dry-hopped this Saison with Nelson Sauvin hops for the subtle white grape notes they’re known to impart.
Broaden & Build - Sequence of Autumn Sour
6% Plum & Fig Sour 440ml
Collective Arts was in the house and we decided to do something sour. We started by macerating plums for a week to provide fruitiness to our sour base. Then we infused this brew with dried fig leaves, imparting a wonderful, almost mint-like character. Collective Arts says creativity yields delicious pints. In this instance, we couldn’t agree more.
Broaden & Build Piquant - Sour Ale with Sea Buckthorn
Piquant - Sour Ale with Sea Buckthorn 5.1% 440ml
This refreshing sour ale uses organic tart Danish sea buckthorn. At just 5.1% and loaded with citrus notes, this one’s a real quencher
Broaden & Build Quincidence - Quince Ale (Dois Corvos collaboration)
Qunice Ale 5.3% 440ml
Dois Corvos was like a beam of Lisbon sunshine right here in our brewery. Our collab had to involve fruit so we settled on Danish quince. We processed the whole fruit by hand—minced, frozen, thawed, macerated, refermented—then added that to the beer. The result is lightly fruity, easy-drinking and delicious. What a…coincidence.
Broaden & Build Piquette - Saison w/Apple & Black Pepper (Æblerov Collaboration)
Farmhouse Ale - Saison 5.3% 440ml
Æblerov brought us a piquette—a lighter, second running from the pomace of a previously made cider. We thought the delicate apple flavor would work well in a Saison. We added a touch of freshly-milled black pepper for a hint of spice. The result is like a leisurely stroll through an orchard on a sunny autumn day with a beer in hand.
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