an oak-aged ale with second-use blackberries and gin botanicals
While wondering how to put to use some second-use blackberries after brewing Tove and Falkor, our R&D brewer Matt had the idea to combine these fruity and herbal notes with gin botanicals. The wonderful folks at @copperworksdist helped bring this vision to life by donating some spent botanicals from their gin – a complex blend of juniper berries, grains of paradise, lemon and orange peels, and a smattering of other aromatics.
The result is an enigmatic beer with punchy herbaceous notes and a long-lasting, verdant finish. Many of our saisons place a premium on balance and drinkability, but Orris is decidedly a slow sipper. After all, sometimes it’s best to embrace the funk in mixed culture beer!