In August 2020, we went to one of our favorite farms in Southern New Jersey to pick up that year’s harvest of locally grown blackberries to add to a carefully selected blend of our spontaneous beers.
For this blend, we selected from barrels containing one and two year traditionally crafted spontaneous beer with a particularly low acidic profile to compliment the qualities of those specific berries.
The blend soaked on the blackberries at a nearly 50% fruiting rate for two weeks before being transferred back to oak for six months of conditioning.
After bottling, Blackberry | 2020 Harvest spent over two years conditioning to bring the fruit and base beer into perfect harmony.
The average age of Blackberry | 2020 Harvest is nearly 45 months at release.
Blackberry | 2020 Harvest pours a deep purple with burnt orange highlights and a purply white foam. Aromatics of fresh baked blackberry crumble and berry preserves with notes of vanilla and citrus are all reminiscent of these late summer berries.