Birth of the Cool (7.7% abv) is a mixed-culture saison described as follows:
Birth of the Cool was brewed using some techniques we’ve been experimenting with lately. We brewed a minimally-hopped wort and let our yeast and bacteria go to town fermenting it. We then fairly heavily dry-hopped it, this time with locally-grown Sterling hops from the Sartori hop farm in Chilliwack. We then bottle conditioned the beer for a number of months before releasing it. The result is a complex, layered beer with brett funk and herbal hoppiness balancing out a rounded fruitiness, with a nice, tart finish.
In keeping with the spirit of its name, the beer features a label design inspired by the posters of Hot Club de Belgique, a jazz society that booked and presented concerts throughout Belgium – including several by Miles Davis – from 1939 to 1961.
Birth of the Cool is available now at the Dageraad retail store and online shop, and is being distributed this week to select private liquor stores.
Source & Photo: Dageraad Brewing mailing list