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Brettanomyces

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This is a beer purposefully made with the yeast, Brettanomyces. A wild, untamed, fungi that can live for years in the rafters of a winery, hide in barrel staves, etc… and when it flares up, it can ruin a wine, a winery, and a reputation, as the resultant vintage can be laced with ‘barnyard” smells […]

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The Wild Yeast named Brett

Brettanomyces Even those of us who live in cities seem to instinctively know what the aroma descriptor “barnyard” is meant to convey, and unfortunately even easier to relate to is “dirty gym socks”, “wet bandages”, and/or aged cow excrement.  Such bouquets, at first pass, might seem like ones to avoid in a wine, especially since […]

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