Rooting Around is a seasonal beer series for 2017 embracing our local terroir. Brewed for each season with foraged ingredients available to us at the time. Tying together seasonality and foraging is something we can really get behind at the Wild Beer co.
Winter marries the best of our local surroundings with a desire to do something different. The result is a fitting finale to the Rooting Around series and a perfect addition to the long dark nights of winter. Expect a warmth and earthiness from this wild ale, with plum and raisin notes from an aromatic malt bill whilst red rye delivers a crimson hue and nutty overtone. Top with a creamy smooth mouth feel and your have a triumphant climax to the series.
With a strong nutty and fruity base to the red beer with vinous character this beer fits well as a wine replacement at the dinner table. Think roast goose with honey, five spice and citrus zest rub, with all the trimmings. Citrus characters complimenting both the dish and the beer while the malt base compliments the sweet, roasted skin and the bitter pine needs provide a contrast to the rest of the pairing. Layered and complex but delightful pairings.