Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jolly Pumpkin Plans - Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3 in the series
Jolly Pumpkin Plans....$12.99 / 750ml
Sour Dry Hopped Fruit Ale

Collaboration with Big Island Brewhaus
ABV: 6.9%
TIME IN OAK: 7 Months
HOPS: Amarillo, Cascade, & Citra
GRAINS: Pilsner Malt, Vienna Malt, Oat Malt, Flaked Barley, &Acidulated Malt
This sour fruited ale was brewed in collaboration with our friend Tom, from Big Island Brewhaus. This beer is part two of a three-part series and includes Amarillo, Cascade, and Citra hops followed by additions of cherry and grapefruit. The tart cherry accentuates the dry grapefruit, leaving a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Full of grapefruit pith, oak, and funk, with a very subtle dry cherry finish.
Tom and I are both naturally shy and reserved, but eventually we become friends. At least I’m pretty sure we became friends… ;-) And we decide to brew a beer together. We plan and plan, brainstorm and brainstorm, choose the perfect local ingredients…
The fruit is decided, the hops and grains ordered. All in plenty of time. Because the one thing you don’t want to come up short on, is time.
Cheers & Mahalo plenty!
Ron Jeffries, Founder and Chief Squeegee Operator

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