NIGHTMARE ON BRETT STREET!!! Nightmare On Brett- Crooked Stave Brewing Co – Spirited Smoke

NIGHTMARE ON BRETT STREET!!! Nightmare On Brett- Crooked Stave Brewing Co

On this episode of “Sippin With Samurai Piggy” we try Crooked Stave Brewing Company’s [(Denver, CO) (@crookedstave)] Nightmare On Brett. This 9.666% Dark Sour Ale initially aged in large oak foeders with their mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria and then the beer is transferred to bourbon and whiskey barrels from Leopold Bros [(Denver, CO) (@leopoldbros)] with cherries. The various spirit barrels bring on a new life to this beer as it conditions for months, while obtaining additional bourbon and whiskey characteristics. Dominated by dark fruit aromas and flavors, the underlying cacao notes meld with an acidic tart berry finish. With each batch release being a unique blend of barrels, the multiple variations of Nightmare on Brett released throughout the year prove that with creativity and experimentation, anything is possible. Cheers!

Crooked Stave Process:

Chad Yakobson’s Brettanomyces Project:

Leopold Bros:

About the author: Haidar Hachem

I currently live in Miami, FL. I have been a type one diabetic since the age of two and was diagnosed (and am currently in remission) with thyroid cancer back in 2012. I graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Civil Engineering and currently work as a structural engineer. I also run a non-profit that caters to kids with cancer, special needs, the less fortunate and diabetes; Samurai Piggy & Friends, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)3. I also freelance write for craft beer for the Miami New Times and blog about craft beer as well.

I am a Certified Cicerone and am currently studying for my BJCP and many certifications in craft beer as well.

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