Farmageddon (Riesling - 2019)
BARREL AGED WILD FARMHOUSE ALE CONDITIONED ON ROSEWOOD ESTATES RIESLING GRAPES
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.
The balanced, bright, slightly acidic, subtly bretty barrel aged beer that is Farmageddon has come to exist as the perfect base for experimentation with wine grapes and fruit.
In the case of the 2019 Riesling version we used a higher percentage of grapes -- perhaps the highest fruiting rate in any beer we’ve ever made -- and it really shows.
What it smells like, what it tastes like: Drinking more like a wine, this Farmageddon variant showcases notes of meyer lemon, pineapple, honeysuckle, and pleasing minerality. The acidity of the beer is dialed slightly down, to strike a balance with the natural acidity of the grapes.