Brettanomyces or ‘Brett’ as it is more commonly known, is a type of wild yeast, well known to the wine industry as it grows naturally on the skins of fruit, affecting the grapes used in wine-making. While this is often seen as a contaminant in both the wine industry and in brewing (one of the main reasons for keeping equipment sterilized), there are some styles of beer that encourage this yeast strain to flourish; namely Belgian Lambic, Gueuze and some farmhouse style beers. Brettanomyces imparts flavors of earth, spice, tropical fruit notes and a distinct funkiness, creating a beer with real depth and complexity.
This week we will be sampling a selection of some of the very best domestic producers of this increasingly popular style of beer. So if you are new to Brettanomyces beer or you just can’t get enough of those funky brews then come down to Beltramo’s and taste some of our fantastic Beers with Brett.
Try all nine of these beers with Brett for $10 this Friday March 7th from 4:30-6:30pm.
Crooked Stave St. Bretta
The Bruery Saison de Lente
The Bruery Saison Rue
Lost Abbey Saint’s Devotion
Anchorage ‘Galaxy’ White IPA
Anchorage/Grassroots Arctic Soiree
Allagash Midnight Brett
Christian B., Beltramo’s Beer Buyer