Brettanomyces is a species of wild yeast normally seen as a threat in the brewery, but we love the fruity and funky flavors it can produce when used with intention. Our house blend of Brettanomyces strains, one Belgian in origin and the other isolated from a Virginia orchard, is sourced from RVA Yeast Labs LLC in Richmond, VA.
Apricot Orchard is the third of many 100% Brett beers to come to 401. Re-fermented on 200 pounds of pureed apricots, Apricot Orchard features a fruity and slightly funky fermentation character that blends with the acidity of the fruit to create a lightly tart, fruit forward beer. The lone hop addition of Azacca in the whirlpool adds soft bitterness and a layer of tropical fruit complexity to the flavor and aroma.
Grain Bill: Bohemian Pilsner, Wheat, and Flaked Oats. Hops: Azacca. Adjuncts: Apricots.Hops: Azacca