Grimm Ales Batch #11: ORGONE ACCUMULATOR
Style: ORANGE FARMHOUSE ALE
Strength: 6% ABV
Bitterness: 36 IBU’s
Color: 3.5 SRM
Hazy and pale golden, there is a backdrop of orange character, slightly bitter and tangy, that follows with each sip. We brewed this farmhouse ale with 240 lbs. of organic valencia oranges, which we zested and juiced ourselves by hand! To further accentuate the fruit character of this saison, we fermented it with a blend of our two favorite farmhouse ale yeasts, which add notes of lemon, tart peach, and black pepper. Subtle, easy drinking, and refreshing, enjoy this with friends during these final days of summer.
We were interviewed by The Village Voice’s Susannah Skiver Barton on the occasion of our one-year anniversary. We talk about commercial brewing vs. homebrewing, the challenges of gypsy brewing as a spur to creativity, and whether we’ll ever open up a brick-and-mortar space.
Batch #10: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Strength: 5% ABV
Bitterness: 3 IBU’S
Color: 4 SRM
Action/Adventure is our lichtenhainer, a near extinct German-style smoked sour ale. As intimidating as that may sound, this wheaty, hazy-golden beer is actually a quenching, lightly tart summertime treat with a bit of smoke in the background — Grimm’s idea of a lawnmower beer! We picture you unwinding with a glass at a backyard cookout on a hot August night. Recommended for fans of Gose, Berliner Weisse, and Grätzer. Action/Adventure is brewed with cherrywood-smoked malt to balance the lactic tartness. We made use of wild lactobacillus that naturally occurs on grain to sour our wort overnight. In the pictures below, you can see the bags of crushed grain on their way into the kettle.
BEES IN THE TRAPPE is a strong, elegant Belgian-style ale brewed with a trappist ale yeast and clover honey. Pale orange in color, it pours with a rocky, snow-white head. Significant carbonation lifts delicate aromas from the glass: tart apricot, raw honey, cinnamon bark, and a hint of alcohol.The flavor follows the aroma, adding crisp malt reminiscent of honey-drizzled toast. Bees In The Trappe is light in body for its strength and finishes long and dry.Here are some pictures from our 2014 brew day!
We’re excited to announce that we’ve just filled 22 brandy barrels with Bees In The Trappe, our biére de miel! We can’t wait to compare the fresh version of this beer to the barrel aged version in a few months.