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Native/Wild Barrel Select MBW

Spontaneously-Fermented Farmhouse Ale

Native/Wild Barrel Select: MBW is a spontaneously-fermentedSpontaneous FermentationSpontaneous fermentation is the art of carefully allowing wild airborne yeast and bacteria to inoculate cooling wort which ferments the sugars and naturally produces CO2 and ethanol alongside a myriad of flavor and aromatic compounds. While this form of fermentation is at the heart of historic beer production, it has largely been abandoned for pure...Learn More ale agedBarrel-agedBarrel-aging at Oxbow takes place in our Portland (and Oxford) warehouse(s) where an array of farmhouse ales are aged anywhere from a few months to several years in various sized wine, bourbon, and other spirit barrels. Barrels contribute complex tannins and vanillins and the porous wood is ideal for harboring yeast and bacteria which reproduce...Learn More for 14 months in a single French oak barrel that previously held Maine blueberry wine, followed by an additional 10 months of bottle conditioningBottle ConditionedBottle Conditioning is a traditional process where yeast and sugar are added to flat beer at packaging which initiates a re-fermentation in the keg or bottle that naturally carbonates the beer. Our beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized which allows active yeast and bacteria to continue to develop over time in the package. For Native/Wild we...Learn More

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