Big Point Wild Ale
A mixed culture wild ale fermented and matured in French oak, on macerated sour cherry and strawberry. Primary fermentation occurred outside in summer with a sour pitch; this was followed by a slow secondary fermentation in the cooler months, thanks to naturally-occurring wild yeast and bacteria in the wood.
Bottling with a small amount of fresh fruit beer, sugar and yeast yields a spritzy, highly carbonated beer that pours a natural, fruit-derived rosé. The aroma is funky with notes of cherry, strawberry, dried hay, fresh earth, and lemon oil. The palate is delicate yet complex, blending red fruit with mixed culture fermentation characters. The beer finishes zesty and dry, with a touch of acidity.