LIVE CULTURE: CAPE WILD ALE
An old world Belgian Farmhouse ale, fermented in french oak and featuring flavours of spiced pear, citrus, and pineapple that finishes with a hint of fynbos.
Our Spring 2017 edition undergoes a wild culture primary fermentation in a large french oak pinot barrel and then is aged in a special mixed culture tank. This blended fermentation creates fruity and funky pineapple and pear notes, spice and dry exotic flavours. We use a blend of malts that give it grassy malt undertones, wheat malt to give it a soft body and specialty oats from Simpsons Malting to lend a sweet granola middle. The fermentation flavours are rounded out by dry hopping with chardonnay-like Hallertau Blanc and woody Bravo hops. For an added bonus we also utilize late additions of local fynbos. Coastal Sage and Citronellum Pellargonium selected for us by our friends at the Cape Hope Nursery are picked fresh and contribute additional citrus and woodsy earth notes. All these flavours come together to truly represent a unique, seasonal offering.
|MALT||Barke Pils, Wheat, Golden Naked Oats|
|HOPS||Columbus, Hallertau Blanc, Comet, Mosaic, Bravo, Cascade|
|YEAST||Native Cape Mixed Culture|
|WATER||Well water from the Simonsberg Mountain Aquifer|