CEREZITA | BLEND NO. 1 | ALC. 6.4% BY VOL. | 750 ML. | BOTTLED ON: 05-23-18
Cerezita is a blend of barrel-aged and stainless steel fermented Farmhouse-style Grisette with tart cherries and pinot noir grapes. Grisette is similar to a saison but was historically brewed to refresh miners rather than field workers.
Our first blend of Cerezita was a very small run for the tasting room in 2017 that we were very excited about and are even more excited for this 2018 blend. In March we racked 325 gallons to 800 pounds of Michigan Tart Cherries and 400 pounds of California Pinot Noir Grapes, which is nearly 4 pounds of fruit per gallon of beer! After two months of refermentation Cerezita was naturally conditioned in bottles and kegs.
This beer pours a deep ruby read with a light pink foam that slowly settles to a long-lasting ring around the glass. Aroma is huge cherry pie, pleasant minerality, and subtle brett funk. Flavor is more cherry pie, reminiscent of pie filling, and low acidity finishing with the refreshing wash of light red wine.