Crooked Stave Releases St. Bretta
St. Bretta is our 100% Brettanomyces Whitebier that was just released this week! Not only is St. Bretta an evolution of Wild Wild Brett Orange, but also it will be ever-changing depending on the fresh citrus available that season. For our spring release we decided to brew St. Bretta with fresh Minneola Tangelo. Each seasonal release of St. Bretta will have a diverse range of citrus fruit added to keep the beer fresh and exciting (the summer release was brewed with blood oranges)!
In February we brewed up three batches of St. Bretta on River North Brewery’s 15bbl system. We then loaded up the fresh wort from River North Brewery, and trucked it back to the Barrel Cellar before filling up one of our new upright foeders. Once the foeder was full, we pitched our Brettanomyces yeast strain with a steady fermentation lasting almost two weeks. St. Bretta spent a total of six weeks in the foeder before packaging into bottles and kegs.
Everyone at Crooked Stave loves the phenomenal label that our Graphic Designer, Travis, put together for St. Bretta. Above you can see a picture of the St. Bretta label for our spring release. We work our hardest to put personal inspirations and experiences into everything that we do at Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and we feel that this beer exemplifies just that. St. Bretta will hit our distribution chain in the state of Colorado so we hope that each of you gets the chance to try this wonderful beer!