Saturday, August 12, 2017

Perennial Corail de Sang

Our second beer from Perennial is coming to help us celebrate our 35th Anniversary this year.  The first beer was Citra Paradisi (still some available) and it is a delicious beer that is developing nicely in the bottle

We cannot say thank you enough to Perennial.  

Perennial Corail de Sang...$14.99
600 bottles produced
"Corail de Saing is a Belgian style Saison with torrified wheat aged in red wine puncheons with Brettanomyces for seven months.  Bottle conditioned, oak aged and brewed in collaboration with Paul Hayden and The Wine and Cheese Place to celebrate their 35th Anniversary." - label

More info from Chris Kinast....
"Corail de Sang was brewed back in September with loads of Torrified Wheat and a touch of American hops in the whirlpool, and fermented in Stainless Steel with our house clean Saison strain. From there it was transferred into 2 French red wine Puncheons with a signal strain of brettanomyces (Brett claussenni) and aged for 6 months before being packaged. It was then bottle conditioned for another 3 before it's release. Huge notes of tannic oak and almost a tropical fruit sweetness round out the pallet with just a slight tartness to finish it up. A touch of residual sweetness and a medium to high carb lead to a finish that will entice wine, cider or barrel-aged Saison drinkers alike. Corail de Sang will continue to develop in the bottle and age nicely (maybe a couple of years), but most will not build up any additional acidity." - Chris Kinast, Perennial Brewer

We started planning this beer over a year ago now.  Chris Kinast of Perennial was the mastermind behind this beer.   The name is French for Blood Coral as Coral is traditional for 35th Anniversary.  Blood Coral is considered the finest Coral.

Chris Kinast at Perennial brewing Corail de Sang.   I got a chance to head down there the day he brewed it. 

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