Off Color Apex Predator
When you brew as much as we do, sometimes we get tired of telling the yeast what to do. For Off Color Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it’s thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane.
Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite. Pounce on the opportunity to let it part your lips and you may find yourself at the top of the food chain.
American-Belgian hybrid style combines free rise fermentation with a traditional Belgian saison yeast and a hefty, American style dry hopping. The heat produced during fermentation (typically removed by the fermenter’s cooling jackets) warms up the fermenting beer and enhances the fruity ester profile. After fermentation is completed, we add a generous dose of Crystal hops to the cooled beer for a shorter period of time to extract all the finer hop oils.
Pilsner malt, flaked wheat, honey malt, sugar, crystal and sterling hops, saison yeast
Gravity: 14 dP
Malts: Pils and Flaked Wheat
Hops: Crystal and Sterling
Secret Techniques: Free rise fermentation and prey selection
Apex Predator’s saison yeast expresses explosive juicy fruit and pineapple aromas meshing with lemon grass hop profile ending with a pleasantly dry finish.