Wild Beer Coolship Grape 2020
750ml bottle | 6.5%
For those of us who lamented our last bottle's of Wild Beer's Squashed Grapes release back in 2019, here is a great replacement! The Wild Beer team go all traditional, footstomping local grapes into their Coolships, adding extra fruit and yeast action to the wild fermentation which starts in the vessel. The fermentation then continues in ex-wine foudres, resulting in a beer which is a supremely complex hybrid of wine and beers, with that mouth-enlivening hint of tart wild fermentation screaching through the mid-palate.
From the brewery:
Two vintages of 2018 and 2019 Chardonnay juice, from local vineyards, have helped create a truly delicate, and unique beverage. The tannins from the grape must and barrels, complement the complexities of the fruit, the full body and the subtle acidity balance beautifully. This is a complex hybrid of oak, local grapes and spontaneously fermented beer that is a truly unique experience.