An Uplifting Work of Staggering Wetness
This freshie is all about overcoming a series of unpredictable events. The original farm we planned to grab the Simcoe from was on pause, dealing with the results of a rainstorm. This led us to sourcing Simcoe elsewhere – a necessity that had to be done swiftly, considerately, and concertedly. Loftus Ranches came through in the pinch with 500# of first picks – a welcome relief. But that following brewday, a part failed on our kettle burner mid usage. Fortunately, we had ordered a spare part the week before – on a hunch, no less! After an emotional and timely repair, we persevered through the brew day, to a victorious result. What does victory taste like? It tastes like ruby red grapefruit, fir tips, tangerine peel, and grass clippings. When the going gets wet, the wet gets wetting even more so.