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over the ages the term ‘cellar door’ has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so our goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment.
In 2017, we cultivated a new vision for what Cellar Door could be, refining the look and dry hopping the recipe to create an ever more delicate complexity. With a base of German wheat & pale malts to give a crisp, slightly hazy foundation, we then accent with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the ‘cleansing’ aspect of Strumke’s vision, the beer is gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let’s not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.