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500ml 
Released May, 2021
Production time: 6 months
6.0% alc/vol
Bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast.

steembier
Blended Farmhouse Lager
 

Like Anchor Steam®? No– not quite. Anchor Steam® (a gem and industry icon) is a hybrid style of beer called  a “California Common”– specifically, a beer fermented with lager yeast at ale temperature. Steembier is a lager, blended with oak-fermented, barrel-aged saison. What? Why?


At Supermoon, we’re no strangers to hybrids, as a brewery focused on mixed fermentation and blending, the concept is sort of in our DNA. We view the majority of our barrel stock as components, or ingredients to construct a more complex and complete beer. This beer is another example where the separate components of the beer created more harmony together than they did on their own.

 

The saison component came from a barrel that was tasting really delicious– it had a quiet acidity about it, with some really fun flavors going on like shortbread, lime zest and lemonade. But this beer was very dry - and would likely be passed off as “thin”.

 

Enter rustic lager. Across the cellar in stainless was a lager brewed with spelt and aged hops that had a really nice earthy bitterness to it, with a spicy, rustic malt structure that amplified some of the more subtle pastoral qualities of the saison, and actually elevated a bit of the quieter oak profile from the neutral pinot barrel.

 

We tried three blends, and the one that ended up in this bottle is super fun balance of both styles. It’s remarkably clean, but also lively and eccentric.  It’s got the sensibility and drinkability of a lager with a saison wild card up its sleeve. It’s a classical actor who kills comedic roles. If this beer was a person, I think it would be Jon Hamm? Drink it and I promise that analogy will land.


Aroma:
Lemon tart. Dandelions. Orange Starburst. Vanilla.

Tasting:
Lemongrass. Seedless rye. Kölsch. Spicy funk.

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750ml 
Released May, 2021
Production time: 5 months
5.0% alc/vol
Bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast.

midbeam
Piquette Style Farmhouse Ale

Oak Fermented Table Beer Refermented with Second Use Cherries & Raspberries
 

Stay with me here. “Piquette” is an ancient winemaking technique/style recently revitalized by open-minded winemakers (and brewers), which simply aims to maximize the potential of fermentable fruit by giving it a second life.

Essentially, instead of discarding grapes/fruit from the production of an initial beverage, we recognize that the leftover “pomace” still offers viable sugar, tannin, color, flavor and aroma.  Piquette has saison-esque origins– which is to say, it’s a lower-alcohol, light-bodied beverage made by and for farmhands.

We borrowed this philosophy and technique to produce a “Piquette Style Ale”. A low-abv tart wheat beer was added to barrels containing the spent cherries from Deus Ex Forager, and underwent spontaneous refermentation. That pale, cherry-essenced beer was then racked into a 500L oak puncheon onto the spent Raspberry bed from the production of Launchdown. An additional refermentation took place, soaking up an enormous amount of beautiful color and flavor during aging.

The result is a gorgeous, bubbly, dry, tart, quenching fruit beer that lives somewhere between seltzer, Brut Rosé, and saison.

Drink it outside. Share it if possible. Have a picnic. Listen to some music. Have a conversation. Reconnect. Happy Summer.

Aroma:
Strawberry Kool-aid. Canteloupe. Mimosa.

Tasting:
Watermelon Jolly Rancher. Red Wine spritzer. Wheat.

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500ml 

Released March, 2021

Production time: 16 months

6.2% alc/vol

Bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast.

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500ml 

Released March, 2021

6.8% alc/vol

Bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast.

farn

Farmhouse Style Saison brewed with aged hops, cofermented w/ Brett C
 

The word? Like farm. But not? You ever see farmland out of a plane window? An aerial view of a farm is funny because it oversimplifies an extremely complex ecosystem run by blood, sweat, Mother Nature and debt into really basic shapes that you either disregard as “meh” or spend a lot of time thinking about. There’s a saison metaphor built in there somewhere that I’ll let you noodle on.
 

What makes this saison “farmhouse style”?

Rustic grist:  pils, spelt, wheat, oats.
Aged Whole Leaf Hops:  2015 Cascade, if you please.
Mixed yeast culture:  a cofermentation of saison yeast and Brettanomyces Claussenii bringing you esters, spice, aroma and the most mild pineapple rind funk not typically showcased by single strain clean saisons.

Farn is finished with a dryhop of younger, fresher, more vibrant Hop Head Farms MI-grown Cascades to amplify aromas of grapefruit zest and herbal orange rind.


Aroma:
Shortbread. Grapefruit peel. Orange peel. Dry pepper.

Tasting:
Dole's Peach Cup. Coriander. Orange breakfast scones. Dried pineapple.

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500ml 

Released November, 2020

Production time: 13 months

6.4% alc/vol

Bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast.

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Mixed Fermentation Cherry Beer. (2020 Harvest)
 

It's really important to me that our beers have a point of view. I love the idea that they can carry a sense of time and place. Here in Wisconsin, we are spoiled by the proximity and access to world class fruits like Door County Cherries that, each year, are the embodiment of the growing season behind, entirely locked within the fruit picked during harvest season. Not dissimilar to wine vintages.

Deus Ex Forager (2020 Harvest)  is a blend of 9 and 11-month farmhouse beers fermented and aged in French Oak wine barrels. Whole Door County Tart Montmorency Cherries were added at 2lbs/gal into barrels one day after harvest to referment. We count on these whole cherries to provide natural color, fermentable sugar, tannin and a subtle, mild and earthy flavor of raw cherry fruit, rather than "cherry flavored" things.

Aroma:
Red Tootsie Pop. Fruit Snacks. Oak Cellar Funk.

Tasting:
Fruit Roll-Ups. Tannic Pinot Vibes. Boldly supported by drying cherry skin. Vanilla almond stage crew–hiding, yet facilitating. Lively, bright carbonation.

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500ml 

Released November, 2020

Production time: 16 months

6.2% alc/vol

Bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast.

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Many phases

Blended Farmhouse Beer. (Blend 001)
 

I am so excited about this beer. The majority of our beers are fermented entirely with mixed wild yeast and bacteria cultures in French Oak wine barrels. Each barrel ends up producing its own sort of unique beer. It would be very rare for a single barrel to contain the complete balance of body, acid, bitterness, flavor and aroma on its own. So we blend to construct a more "complete" beer where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Many Phases (Blend 001) is constructed from 9 and 14-month farmhouse beers fermented and aged in French Oak wine barrels.

Aroma:
Honey-drizzled lemon rind.
Indiana Jones' hat.

Tasting:
Dried apricots. Honeycomb. 
Grapefruit rind. Oaky Chardonnay. 

launchdown

Farmhouse Style Raspberry Beer. (2020 Harvest)
 

LAUNCHDOWN! Hell yeah. This beer was a joyous project. Let’s get right to it: despite its color, this is not a sweet beer. It has sweetness, but is fundamentally and intentionally dry. No lactose. No wacky shit. It features acidity, but isn't what we would deem “sour”.

No lactic acid-producing bacteria were used to make this beer.

The 10, 12 & 14-month base beers selected for this blend were highly attenuated and came from neutral French Oak barrels, showcasing flavors of white grape, unripe peach and lemon curd– serving as a mild but characterful foundation for fruiting. Together, the blend was minerally and soft, with a pleasant, supportive acidity. The blend was racked into a 500L Pinot Noir Puncheon onto several hundred pounds of whole, Wisconsin-grown red & black raspberries.  After several fruit cap punchdowns, the beer and fruit mingled for 6 weeks.

The sugar from this fruit was further fermented out almost entirely, leaving a fleshy, authentic, bright & earthy raspberry flavor and aroma with a truly stunning color. Mild tannin from the countless tiny seeds add a boost of mouthfeel to the otherwise dry structure of the beer that is impossible to replicate with syrups, purees or concentrates. The foam on this beer is a fun shade of light violet. Given the chance to recede and warm slightly, you'll have a very natural wine-like experience in the glass– fun in general, but especially if you're a fan of the more “lively” natural red or skin contact wines, this one evoking Cab Franc & Syrah. 

Aroma:
Fresh raspberry. Twizzlers, roses, Welch's Grape Jelly, wet earth
Tasting:
Raspberry sorbet. Macerated strawberry, rhubarb, black cherry jam