Elephant Heart de Brettaville

Elephant Heart de Brettaville

 Available January 2016

ELEPHANT_HEART_DE_BRETTAVILLE_MED6.5% ABV | 375ml bottles & limited draft

Elephant Heart de Brettaville takes its name from Elephant Heart plums, a fruit prized for its ruby red flesh and berry-like tartness. We began with a brett-fermented ale and aged it in wine barrels with this succulent stone fruit, then generously dry-hopped with El Dorado right before packaging.

This bright farmhouse ale balances the candy-like sweetness of the fruit and hops with brettanomyces funk to create a complex brew, perfect for pairing with roasted lamb or Manchego cheese.

de Brettaville Series

Our Farm to Barrel beers focus on the eons-old tradition of aging beers in oak barrels, and our de Brettaville saisons expand upon this tradition by highlighting the magical properties of wild brettanomyces yeast. We start by brewing a bright and aromatic farmhouse ale with a blend of twelve “brett” yeast strains. After a vigorous primary fermentation, the beer is racked into wine barrels to mature. In cask, the beer takes on the complex flavors of the oak, and the brettanomyces yeast creates an exotic melange of earthy funk and tropical fruit flavors. This wild ale is alive in the bottle and will continue to mature for years.