Double Negative Batch #2 brew day. Heaven Hill whiskey barrels ready to be filled post-fermentation.
Artwork by our friend Gretta Johnson.
Grimm Ales Batch #14: STILL LIFE
Style: TART APPLE GRISETTE
Strength: 3.8% ABV
Bitterness: 6 IBU’s
Color: 4 SRM
Grisette is a crushable, thirst-quenching historical Belgian ale originally brewed to refresh coal miners at the end of a long day. Still Life is our interpretation, brewed for the autumn season: a tart, funky farmhouse ale produced with a mixed culture fermentation. Red Jacket apple cider from the Finger Lakes region of New York lends seasonal flavor, while spelt provides a rustic grain character. This unboiled, unfiltered ale is dry hopped with German Hallertau and Czech Saaz.
Batch #13: SHAPESHIFTER
Style: Scotch ale
Strength: 8.3% ABV
Bitterness: 20 IBU’S
Color: 24 SRM
Turn-of-the-century Scottish brewers relied on caramelized brewing sugars to lend flavor to their strong ales; we brewed our Scotch ale with dark candi syrup from Belgium, where similarly flavorful brewing sugars can still be found to this day. Shapeshifter pours a deep mahogany color with ruby highlights and a luscious cream-colored head. Aromas of caramel and hazelnuts waft from the glass, to be followed by decadent flavors of dried figs and berries, pipe tobacco, and marzipan. This velvety, rich sipper is perfect for a chilly Autumn day.
Village Voice: Grimm is the best local brewery of 2014. Hell yeah! When it rains it pours.