(Batch 11)A singular fermenter in our brewery has been dedicated to a continuous fermentation for many years. This solera-style saison is the product of that fermentation. Lost Wisdom is the essence of the mixed culture program at Cellarmaker; it is the flavor of the house, as most funky beers are inoculated with the not so much longer wild yeast and bacteria that have taken residence in it. In fact, due to its identity and longevity there is probably not a more true Cellarmaker beer. Those of you who have not enjoyed its bright aromas and piquant flavor are in for a real treat that intrigues us still.
Farmer Direct: Blenheim Apricot
BA Sour with Fruit
Attention apricot fans! This treat is screaming with ripe & sticky apricot character. We used massive amounts of blenheim apricots from B&R Farms down in Hollister, California to infuse this barrel aged mixed culture ale with stone fruit flavor so rich and real you can almost taste the fuzzy skin. A light minerality along with oak tannin induces increased saliva production; meanwhile spicy funk from our house culture seduces your appetite while the acidity continually invigorates the palate.
Dark Mild Ale
Milds are one of the original session beers, and this offering clocks in at a whopping 3.2% abv! These beers are about subtle displays of tasty malts. Mild Smiles employs mostly Maris Otter with a small percentage of dark crystal and black malt for depth and color. Notes of whole wheat crusty bread and toasted seeds are complemented by the light dried fruit character of Styrian Celeia hops. Finishing surprisingly dry, Mild Smiles is served nitrogenated for creamy optics and smooth, mouth coating satisfaction.
Hopped highly with Galaxy and Riwaka, Repeating Symbols is super tropical with aromas of lychee, sauvignon and concord grape, mango and warming spice. Just like all of our pale ales, this beer brings loads of enticing flavor and aroma but with a uniqueness delivered by these difficult to source hops.
Motueka and Citra hops provide a Satsuma zest nose with pleasantly bitter tropical tang and candy apricot on a familiar coastal New Zealand hop flavor undertone. We had to sprinkle The Glow with a little Simcoe and Mosaic for some of that west coast dankness that we love. It’s got that Cellarmaker glow! This version brewed with Hill Farmstead Yeast.
Cloudy With a Chance of Dobis
The Dobis family is dedicated to brews made with 100 % Citra. Our tap list, like this Bay Area weather is known to change all the time, however, there is usually a good chance of Dobis. This Dobis has an expressive yeast to soften & add even more tropical fruity flavors to your experience. We enjoy the aromas of tangelo, mango & pineapple.
Imperial Coconut Stout
Coming in at a sizzling 12%, this is BLAMMO! a decadent Imperial Stout with over **30 lbs per barrel of toasted coconut** added!!! Rich with flavors of silky chocolate malts, bitter sweet cacao, subtle toffee, molasses and roast along with endless mouth-coating coconut oils. The finish is nutty and sweet like a liquid Mounds bar with a well hidden alcohol kick. How would someone describe Blammo! in one sentence? It’s better than bad it’s good!