Kyoto Brewing Co.

一汁多彩 Brett (Farmer's Table Brett)

One of our major goals for 2020 was to have beers that we began ageing in barrels in 2019 finally make their way into the hands of our customers. In quick succession, we have been able to package barrel aged versions of Winter’s End (our once a year Belgian Imperial Stout) and Heretic’s Revenge (a Belgian Imperial Red brewed in collaboration with Heretic Brewing). Now we are excited to announce that a special version of Farmer’s Table (our collaboration with Upright Brewing) using our Brettanomyces is ready for release!

In 2019 we also experimented with what is often referred to as a "wild" yeast (even though it is carefully produced and selected from a lab), in the form of the yeast strain brettanomyces. Known for its "horse blanket" funky character, this yeast works slowly over a long period. Now we are excited to announce that a special version of Farmer’s Table (our collaboration with Upright Brewing) using our Brettanomyces is ready for release!
Simple yet complex was the concept for this 3.5% ABV table Saison, and the previously released “normal” version was spot on: a harmony of malt, hops, and yeast combining to create a delicate complexity. After a further 10-month secondary fermentation with Brettanomyces, the beer has absorbed an additional layer of depth while retaining the light balance of the original product. We couldn’t be happier with the way our first beer using this unique ingredient turned out, and are excited to see our customer’s reaction!

Simple yet complex was the concept for this 3.5% ABV table Saison, and the previously released “normal” version was spot on: a harmony of malt, hops, and yeast combining to create a delicate complexity. After a further 10-month secondary fermentation with Brettanomyces, the beer has absorbed an additional layer of depth while retaining the light balance of the original product. We couldn’t be happier with the way our first beer using this unique ingredient turned out, and are excited to see our customer’s reaction!

Please note that due to the limited quantity of this product, the release is limited to a few of the supporting bars and restaurants that make up our “jyosetsu” or “dedicated tap” customers. These friends of Kyoto Brewing Co. have supported us in many ways since our inception, chief among them being the fact that they dedicate at least one tap to always pouring our beer.

Naming: As the name suggests, "table" beers that are well suited to the meal table: dry and able to fit well with a wide variety of foods, whilst at the same time being low enough in alcohol to wash the food down with. Saisons, as a style, are also often referred to as “farmhouse” due to having their roots in production by farmers for consumption on their farm.We like to imagine that this beer might be similar to the beer a Belgian farmhand in centuries gone by may have enjoyed washing down his lunch of bread and cheese before getting back out onto the fields.

Style:
Table Saison with Brettanomyces
Malt Bill:
Pilsner, Wheat
Hops:
Bittering - Aramis
Flavour/Aroma - Aramis
Yeast:
Belgian Ale
ABV:
3.5%
IBU:
15
Gas Volumes:
2.2