Sharif Goes to Portland: Part 2
After the road trip on Saturday, Sean and I went to check out the Portland Timbers Soccer Club. It was a great experience, the crowd was lively and the action was fast paced.
Afterwards we got down to business to create a really fun recipe. We came up with a beer that defies categorization. The grist consists of pilsner malt wheat and oats and a little crystal malt creating a orangish golden hue.
The beer is 100% barrel fermented with a combination of lactobacillus, hefeweizen yeast and a brux C. strain. We chose 3 recently drained Pinot Noir barrels and 1 magical bourbon barrel that had housed another Commons Collaboration with DeGarde Brewing called Ortuckey Common. DeGarde uses spontaneous fermentation for their beers which means that the barrel was inoculated with a slew of wild micro critters.
Tomorrow we brew!