We’re pleased to announce Abscission — a collaboration with Scratch Brewing Co. in Ava, Illinois! Abscission is a 100% spontaneously fermented beer with grapevines, fallen leaves, spicebush, juniper branches, laurel and sassafras steeped overnight in the coolship as the wort chilled. It was brewed in February, 2016 when our wonderful friends Marika Josephson and Aaron Kleidon of Scratch rounded up a “winter harvest” from their farm, drove it to Texas, and added it to our coolship. The result is a beer unlike anything we’ve ever tasted before that’s uniquely tied to time, place and people.
Below is a film created by our friends at Frazer Pogue Collective that describes the philosophy and approach behind Abscission. Abscission is the scientific term for the process of leaves being dropped from a tree, as well as for a state of cell division. It comes from the Latin for “to cut away”.