Added by on 2015-06-18

WTF no stahp

Many will find themselves unable-to-even with this.

While green bottles permit the risk of light struck/skunky character, I feel they add character, even beyond skunkiness. So many breweries have attempted to mimic the classic Saison Dupont yeast profile, and I feel what is most often missing is the light struck character that is integral to the profile of that beer.

Talk about bucking a trend.  I’m not sure I believe the earnestness of what really feels like a stunt, but it does make more sense with the philosophy at Jester King specifically:

We allow our beer to pick up “peripheral” character that deviates from guidelines, whether it’s a bit of oak, Brettanomyces, or lactic acidity. Horse barn, goat sweat, and brett character are embraced, yet skunkiness is considered a flaw.

That’s a fair point and all, but I suspect that I’ll still prefer my beer un-skunked forever.


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