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“Richard Persimmons”

Status: Available

STYLE:
BIERE DE GARDE W/NATURE
 
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 22.5
OG: 15.9
INGREDIENTS
 
Hops:
Bravo, Saaz
 
Malts:
Vienna, C-120, Caramunich III
 
Other:
Persimmons! Ground Ivy, Wild Ginger, Dandelion Root
 
TASTINNOTES
 
Malt Character:
Slightly rich, raisiny, hint of roast
 
Hop Character:
Balancing and earthy
 
Yeast Character:
Belgian fruitiness
 
Other:
Persimmon: tart and passion fruity finish, Ground ivy: spicy,
minty Wild Ginger: spicy, tangy aroma and mid-palatte flavor, Dandelion
Root: earthy nose, soft bitterness
 
FOOD PAIRING:
Chili, The Board, Eye of Newt
 
DESCRIPTION:
Ol’ Dancin’ Dick never had a beer like this!
 
Richard Simmons stands as one of Americas most beloved fitness icons... just try and name another!! He was all about gettin’ your juices flowin, and so are we and the folks at Scratch Brewing Company in Illinois. Together with the Olmstead Parks Service, we organized a little hike around our citys parks to collect some of natures bountiful... bounty. The Scratch brewers specialize in foraged ingredients and helped us rustle up a mass of native persimmons, wild ginger and the easy-to-find dandelion root and ground ivy. We built upon their tried and true Biere de Garde recipe and added all the herbs to the boil, while saving the persimmons for the fermenter. The resulting beer is refreshing as the Jazzercise Kings dance moves and just as light in the... body