Sat Mar 31 2018
Sat Mar 31 2018
Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison now available in bottles! Our admiration for Belgian Saisons and farmhouse ales led us to explore adding more layers of complexity through our Barrel and Brett programs. Cosmic Arrow was the first of this small-batch Brett series released initially in July of 2017 on draft and available only at the beer hall. Dark Mesa Brett Belgian Quad was the second beer from our Brett series and was released immediately both on draft and in bottles in February 2018 to commemorate our second-year anniversary.
Cosmic Arrow began its journey as a classic Belgian Saison. It was later transferred to red-wine barrels where we pitched wild yeast that chewed through the residual sugars for about 4 months. The wild yeast we chose is Brettanomyces Lambicus, a strain isolated from Belgian lambic beers. B. Lambicus imparts distinct cherry pie and funk character. Cosmic Arrow emerged as a golden-colored complex farmhouse ale with aromas that are herbal with pie cherries, grape must and peppery spice, flavors are fruity, spicy and vinous with soft oak notes, finishing dry and crisp.
The Cosmic Arrow artwork pays homage to our love for the American Southwest landscape. Our motto “We brew wild, sour, and barrel-aged beers in the heart of the American Southwest” makes clear our goals and sense of place and pride we impart in our brews. Enjoy this limited-release wild beer under the breadth of a starry night while surrounded by the extraterrestrial terrain and cosmic vibes!
Stats: ABV 7.7% IBU 28 | Color: light gold | Aroma: pie cherries, grape must, herbal, pepper | Bottles: 500ml bottles, store upright and pour gently to avoid sediment release. May be consumed fresh or stored for cellaring.
Craft beer, locally sourced snacks, and a rotating schedule of food trucks are available in our Beer Hall. We feature communal tables, comfy seating and a cozy outdoor fireplace in this Southwest-inspired industrial farmhouse desert oasis.