Farmageddon (California White Zinfandel, 2019)
Farmageddon is our wild farmhouse ale that we've been brewing, blending, and aging for almost as many years as we've been open. The blending process allows us to maintain a common thread across batches, the aging adds nuanced layers, while the brett and bacteria work hard to create small idiosyncrasies in each release. It's a refined, effervescent, and delicious beer worthy of special occasions and idle weeknights.
Acting as counterpart to Farmageddon with California Zinfandel Grapes, and following afterwards, this version was created by blending a batch of Farmageddon, and then conditioning it briefly on Zinfandel grape lees in a style similar to that of White Zinfandel. The minimal skin contact results in a beer with a characteristic rose hue.
What it smells like, what it tastes like: Characteristic Farmageddon aromatics work well with the brief conditioning time on the Zinfandel grapes, revealing gentle notes tart cherry and Swedish berry showcased in an effervescent body.