The Open Work Chardonnay
Spontaneous fermentation ale aged in oak barrels with Chardonnay grapes
Brewed with a traditional turbid mash of 70% pilsner malt and 30% raw wheat and boiled for 4 hours with aged hops, inoculated solely with our brewery air, and blended from casks of different ages and characteristics, The Open Work is our highest expression of respect for the near-forgotten brewing tradition that lets nature unfold without intervention, revealing its complexity and beauty.
The Open Work Chardonnay is conditioned on Chardonnay grapes and macerated in whole clusters with skin and stem contact. To pair with the stronger aromatics of the chardonnay, we selected barrels with more distinct brett-driven funk. The resulting blend leads with notes of apricot and leather, fading into a long finish with a bitter undercurrent of savory aged hops.