For our 2022 Estival Dichotomous beer, we made a farmhouse ale with grilled peaches, cardamon, and cinnamon. Our Dichotomous series of seasonal saisons seeks to capture the character of the season in which they're brewed. "Estival" is our summer version.
The peaches were grown last summer at Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg, Texas. We de-pitted them and grilled some of the peach flesh on a flat top grill & others over an open flame with oak, getting them golden brown with a little bit of char around the edges. We then added them to some young beer and let them re-ferment to dryness. Right before bottling, we added cinnamon sticks and ground whole green cardamon seeds to the beer to taste. We finally naturally conditioned in bottles and kegs.
The natural flavor of the Texas peaches with the caramelization and char, plus the savoriness of the cardamon and cinnamon play nicely together with a young, fresher farmhouse ale base. We hope you enjoy 2022 Estival Dichotomous!
Estival Dichotomous is available onsite and online (https://bit.ly/3ZbCDFz) starting Thursday, 2/23 at 2pm CT. We have about 300 bottles available. Shipping/delivery illegal in Texas.
Artwork by Joshua Cockrell. Photo by Regan Vaca.