More than 17 months after it was brewed, Side Project Brewing is releasing a collaboration with Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery this weekend.
Pitter Patter is an 8 percent ABV wild ale that was fermented in puncheons before being conditioned on the “purple skin and orange flesh” of pluots from California, which is a hybrid fruit that combines a plum and apricot.
In an email, Cory King, owner and brewmaster of Side Project, told Tenemu that the ale was brewed in November 2016 and was conditioned on the fruit for approximately seven months, while a post on Side Project’s website indicates that the beer was bottle conditioned for an additional five months.
“We brewed a more complex malt bill than I normally do for our fruited wild ales, and we feel it turned out wonderfully and we will be brewing it again,” reads a post on Side Project’s website. “It has a beautiful sunset orange hue and a whole grain doughiness that sits very well underneath the acidity of the Missouri and Ohio mixed cultures that we blended to barrel ferment this beer in puncheons.”
According to Side Project, Pitter Patter will be packaged in 375ml bottles ($20) and will be released on April 28 at both of the brewery’s locations, with “allocations will be determined the morning of the release based on the number of people who join us.”