Even though there are no new posts here, I have been busy this year. We moved to a new home in Oley, PA in at the start of the year and I have a beautiful new brewhouse and ceramics studio. In the meantime, I have been teaching numerous courses on Ceramic Crock Making and Vegetable Fermentation at The Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA.
Registration is still open for my upcoming course at the Goggleworks “Introduction to Cider Making.”
I have also been collaborating with Hidden River Brewing in Douglassville, PA. The 60 gallon oak barrel that I started inoculating with Brett and bacteria in 2014 needed a temporary home during our move. The beer I’d been producing from it, Perpetuum Solera Sour, had gained some attention. It’s a consistently deep, rich, vinous, oaky, balanced Sour dream of a beer. Kevin, Josh, and I brewed in April 2017 and filled the barrel with a rustic saison. They served several versions of the beer, culminating in “Potter’s Field,” a 6% wild, funky saison served for their second anniversary celebration. We filled the barrel again in August and bottles will be released in a few months.
Update March, 2020: The last batch of bottles were released with a beautiful new label featuring my art. Thanks to Kevin and Josh!