The Salt: Brewers Gone Wild

NPR’s blog The Salt has posted an article about Allagash and wild fermented beers.

The team at Allagash has been experimenting with Brett and other “nontraditional brewing microbes” (for making wild and sour beers) for about a dozen years. The first time the brewers discovered that an ambient strain of local, wild Brett had contaminated a barrel of beer, “we panicked!” Perkins recalls. “We learned quickly that the character was very unique.” So they isolated it, cultured it and created a small but ambitious wild beer program that puts Brett on center stage.

One comment on “The Salt: Brewers Gone Wild

  1. Austin Street Brewery on Industrial Way just released an amazing beer utilizing Brett called Brett Loves Hops. Made Mrs. D smile which is no easy task.

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