This is the type of beer that beer buffs could spend an entire day talking about—with a few hours alone devoted to the piquant front-end and the gentle flowering of hops. Jolly Pumpkin specializes in such brews and this is just one example of their craft. An example that won a gold at the Great American Beer Festival and has been lauded in The New York Times.

This Franco-Belgian ale is open fermented, which basically means there’s no lid on it, so the wild yeasts are given more to eat based no what flutters down into the fermenting barrel out of the air. It’s also aged in oak and comes in a 750ml bomber, giving it more complexity than any mere bottle of wine you could bring to a dinner party.

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