There’s something special that brettanomyces yeast (or “Brett” for short) does to a beer. Lambics and Gueuze style beers owe their unique flavor profiles to Brett, as do wild yeast Saisons or Farmhouse styles.
When Brett is used in a hoppy Pale Ale or IPA, however, it can impart a decidedly juicy character to the hop flavors. I’ve noticed this in the Pale Ales and IPAs I’ve had that were fermented all or in part by Brett yeast.
If you haven’t tried a Pale or IPA fermented with Brett, then this is your chance. Coming up this Saturday, December 10th, Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is releasing the next beer in their Corbeaux Series: Raven de Brett, a dry hopped Pale Ale.
Here is some more information about this beer from Black Raven Brewing Company:
RAVEN DE BRETT – CORBEAUX COLLECTION
Belgian/French inspired dry hopped pale ale aged with brettanomyces
Release Date: Saturday, December 10th 2016
Available on tap and in 500ml bottles to go ($9.99 + Tax)
Raven de Brett is replacing the Black Raven beer formerly known as Raven de Garde, so I’m eager to give this one a try. Come on out to The Raven’s Nest in Redmond on the 10th to try Raven de Brett on tap and take a few 500 ml bottles to go. Growler fills will not be available for this beer.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.