Motley Cru is not one particular style but rather a catch-all designation for our anniversary release -- the beer that commemorates yet another complete lap around the sun.
Our 2023 edition is a celebration of our 11th birthday, featuring spontaneous beer, raspberries and cab franc grapes.
To create it, we started with spontaneously inoculated wort (ie, beer fermented with wild yeast), aged it for 18 months in neutral oak (some in barrels, some in foeders), blended it with a small portion of young beer to enhance brightness, and conditioned it on fruit to impart tart, complementary flavours.
The final beer is many things at once: a reflection of the past couple of years at the brewery, a labour of love, an excuse to mark the passing of time, and an opportunity to savour something delicious. (And a once-in-a-year moment to get sappy ¯\_(ツ)_/¯).