Ale of Origin is a truly extraordinary spontaneously fermented ale. After brewing a laborious, old world turbid mash of local grains, the wort was boiled for three hours with aged hops, then cooled overnight in our “coolship” – a converted wine vat in our century old cellar. The open air inoculated the beer with wild yeast and bacteria from our surrounding fruit farms and brewery rafters. It then undergoes a long, complex fermentation and three year aging period in large oak barrels. A careful blending of selected barrels realizes the final flavor. This method of brewing is inspired by authentic Belgian Lambic, one of the most traditional beers in the world. This beer is part of our journey to make beers with a sense of time and place that are uniquely South African. This beer brings flavor notes of mango & orange, wild fruit, tart lemon acidity and yeast biscuit earthiness. Elegant honey and complex floral notes bring an uplifting midlayer, while the acidity lifts the finish, balancing the fruity esters while exciting the palate. The flavors are distinct and intense with complexity.