Giant Steps is a study on the blending and harmony of wine barrel aged beers. Based around 2 French Oak Red Wine Puncheons, this series will be an ever revolving door of styles and flavor components. Stay rooted, but never stagnant.
Blend 1 brings together a Puncheon fermented Red Wheat and Rye Saison aged for 7 months and conditioned on Apricots, with a single barrel of 17 month old French Oak fermented South City Wild Ale. This batch was entirely fermented in French Oak with both Brettanomyces and natively captured yeast and bacteria. Packaged conditioned with a house blend of Brettanomyces, Giant Steps Blend 1 will change and develop with aging.
We invited our good friend Ron Jeffries from Jolly Pumpkin down to brew a beer with us that encompasses the Missouri Peach harvest. Brewed with Vienna malt, unmalted wheat and flaked oats, this beer went through primary fermentation in stainless steel with a classic Belgian yeast strain. It was then racked into French Oak barrels with a house blend of bacteria and yeast and aged for 9 months. We then racked the mature beer onto 1500 pounds of fresh Missouri Peaches where it rested for 3 additional months, and finally was conditioned naturally in this bottle.
For the third installment of Prism, our dry-hopped saison series, we selected Cascade and Hallertau Blanc. Using the same simple grist, and expressive Belgian yeast strain, this itineration of Prism exudes huge grapefruit notes blended with massive aromas of white tea with a slight classic grassy finish that we all love in saison.
Available on draft and in 16oz x 4 packs!