We've got a new beer coming at you this Saturday at noon!
Brewed with our pals Dageraad Brewing out of Burnaby, BC, Fool's Errand is a foedre aged wild saison.
Featuring a base of European Pilsner malt, Triticale, and a touch of Munich malt, the beer was hopped lightly in whirlpool with Sterling and Huell Melon hops before being fermented in foedre with a host of house yeast cultures. Allowed to condition in foedre for about 4 months before being dry hopped with Loral, Huell Melon, and Citra, then can-conditioned with the addition of champagne yeast.
To be totally transparent, this this is actually attempt 2 at this brew. Attempt one was brewed with Dageraad the morning after the 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards gala in which Dageraad took home Brewery of the Year, and we received more awards than we expected. Needless to say the brew day way rough -- it truly was a Fool's Errand. The beer we made sat in foedre for about 7 months, and the flavours the mixed fermentation gave us really weren't working with what we envisioned for the beer so we made the tough but necessary decision to dispose of it and re-brew. Batch 2 is definitely what we aimed for, this beer rules and we’re really excited for how it turned out!
Super bright, lightly tart, with big melon and orchard fruit character and a balanced bit of funk.
Label design by Midnight Oil Print & Design House, photo by Grant Chisholm