The Untamed Land: Emmer
Untamed Land: Emmer was brewed with locally sourced floor-malted barley and Canadian-grown Emmer.
This beer was fermented with traditional Saison yeast, Brettanomyces and acid-producing bacteria in oak barrels for eight months. We blended our favourite barrels and lightly dry-hopped the beer at bottling with Quebec grown Nugget hops for a lifted fresh aroma of canned pineapple, grapefruit and resinous pine. The beer was refermented in the bottle for another five months.
Untamed Land is our latest attempt to capture a true expression of our local terroir. The beer drinks with a rich, full body and a gentle touch of acidity. It features notes of vanilla, fresh cut wood while maintaining a vibrant, fresh fruit character.
Emmer is a foundational ancient grain and is the second oldest of the four ancestral wheats (Einkorn, Emmer, Spelt and Khorasan/Kamut). It has been grown for millennia in the middle east, North Africa and Italy where it is known as ‘Farro Vero’ or True Farro. Emmer ultimately gave rise to durum wheat and Khorasan, which it predates by more than 4,000 years.
Bottled August, 2020.
Fermentables: Barn Owl Pale Lager Malt, Barn Owl Wheat, Red Fife
Hops: Locally Grown Chinook