Jester King Vague RecollectionJester King Brewery
Ale aged on tempranillo & sangiovese pomace.
As our followers know well, we’re fans of taking the byproduct or “waste” from one beer and using it to make another. We do this with “spent” raspberries, cherries, blackberries, and blueberries, and in 2016 we started doing it with wine grape pomace. The pomace is what’s leftover after running wine grapes through a crusher/de-stemmer (skins, stems, and seeds).
One of the things we like about this technique is the subtlety of the resulting flavors and aromas. Whereas beers like Cerveza de Tempranillo and Bière de Blanc du Bois are more hybrids of beer making and wine making, Vague Recollection is firmly in the beer camp. Aging on the pomace creates a really nice texture and delicateness to a very well attenuated base beer.