Trial & AleDate & Time:
Wed 15th Sept / 7PM
Join Head Brewer Ryan over the magic of broadband for a special 'Virtual' Meet Your Maker. The event will be at our Brick Lane store with him taking us through 5 of his beers which we have been reliably informed from those in the know are 'out of this world good'
Based in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) Trial & Ale, like their name suggests are all about vigorous, bordering on obsessive, experimentation.
After deciding to learn as much as possible about the dark arts of mixed fermentation (managing to bag that very term as their website in the process!) after many months of research they came away with 3 founding principles for developing their beers, the first of which is anathema to most brewers!:
1) Vary processes, temperatures, and microbes as much and as often as possible
2) Document everything
3) Our sensory program and taste guides every blend
With these three tenants of their values system established, they then developed complicated tracking and documentation systems to manage what they were ultimately being told to do by their palates.
"Our work will never be done. We intend to continue to create interesting and complex beers within our own style guidelines in an effort to find what we perceive to be the perfect beer."
We have 5 beers to try including the awesomely nerdy 2 pack, which has to go down as one of the longest beer names in history: 'A Study of Lactic Acid Bacterial Flavour Expression As Seen Through Historical Beer Styles; a.k.a. the Transformative Properties of Wild Fermentations On Oak'
The Beers / 5 total
- Separated To A Degree - An American sour and wild Mixed ferm style with a Trial & Ale twist. This has created an American Wild ale that separates it from the pack
- A Saison Apparent. - A take on a classic saison that combines the esters of a classic belgium yeast strain with brett being the star profile.
- An Equatorial Detour - An unapologetic fruit mixed ferm beer with a huge amount of Guava, matched with the acidity created by the wild yeasts, However as always with Trial and Ale this is a unconventional detour from the classic fruited sour
- A Study of Lactic Acid Bacterial Flavour Expression As Seen Through Historical Beer Styles; a.k.a. the Transformative Properties of Wild Fermentations On Oak
This is a 2 pack of beers one soured clean, one in barrels. The same Strong Dark Abbaye style ale was brewed at Omen brewery & Trial & Ale, this one from Trial & Ale undergoes secondary in barrel with T&As yeast cultures as a study of how they effect the beer. It's a perfect blend of Belgian yeast esters and subtle sour cherry & liquorice notes.