American Wild Ale Brewed with Pumpkins and Aged in Oak Barrels
Elaborative Two was brewed September 2012 with our friends Brad Clark and Ryan Burke. We crafted this Farmstead® ale with pumpkins grown by Ben’s Pumpkins. The beer was aged in a variety of wine barrels — as well as a barrel from Virtue Cider in Michigan — with wild yeast and bacteria. After a year, the unique threads were blended together and conditioned in the bottle.
The Elaborative: A brewing collaboration with like-minded friends. A fermentative experiment through thoughtful enquiry and discourse. A desire to further our understanding of the interactive complexities of our process while trying to abandon our preconceptions…