This month, our new beer seeks a brave hero to embrace the Damsel In Distress, a German Roggenbier aged in Jamaican rum barrels.
Out of all the breweries, in all of the towns and in all the world… she walks into mine. She was mysterious and exotic with hints of European lineage including rich, regal malty backbone, complex mild caramel and toasted bread notes. Fruity esters on the nose hinted of playfulness in fermentation among the multiple yeast strains being used. Teases of coconut and spicy Jamaican rum from the time spent barrel aging told me she had a dark mischievous side. She was trouble and I knew it, but she was playing the Damsel and I’m a sucker for playing the hero. So I fell for it; hook, line and sinker….
Bottles released end of October, stay tuned.