Intermodal is our 100% spontaneously inoculated wild beer, created in a style inspired by traditional lambic producers. The undertaking begins with a traditional turbid wort recipe, and an overnight slumber in our outdoor koelschip. Exposed to the elements, and subject to the late fall temperatures, the wort cools gradually, joined by the finest wild yeast and microorganisms capable of transforming it into beer.
The second part of Intermodal’s journey is a classic Bildungsroman, where young wort grows into fermenting beer, and fermenting beer grapples with a life confined to oak barrels. After a couple years, emancipation from those confines becomes crucial — so we drain the barrels, blend the finished beer, and condition it in bottles to prepare for the final departure into the real world.
The final step in Intermodal’s journey is out of our hands now. All we can do is cheer from the sidelines, weep stoically knowing we nurtured as best we could, and hope its future is bright.
This version is a blend of 1 & 2 year old barrel age spontaneously fermented ale.
What it tastes like, what it smells like: Intermodal has a moderate level of acidity that’s softer than it is extreme, subtle aromatics of aged hops and honey, with notes of hay, oak, and peach.