Hanabi LagerAutumn 2021 Edition: Francin Helles Style Lager Beer- 6-bottle Set
This newest edition is the fourth release for Nick Gislason, who also happens to be the winemaker at Screaming Eagle. The Bere barley used for our Autumn 2021 lager was sourced from the Palouse Heritage Grain Project farm in eastern Washington State. Palouse Heritage champions wholesome, sustainably farmed, heirloom varieties of grain in a market dominated by large-scale industrial farming. Although yields are significantly smaller than with modern grains, Bere brings intense flavors of aromatic cereal grains, that are balanced by a pleasing delicacy. Thanks to his winemaking efforts at Screaming Eagle, I've become friends with Nick Gislason, their winemaker since 2008 and tasted his pilot batches of Pilsner when he graciously donated and poured a mini keg at our inaugural Inspire Napa Valley 2018. Now Nick, his wife and some winemaking colleagues are brewing seasonal lagers in their brewery workshop in south Napa. Inspired by old-world lager brewing techniques, and using heirloom barley varieties with great flavors, they are brewing lagers that are complex, yet still vibrant and refreshing. For shipping purposes, it is reflected as 750ml bottles because of the weight of the special shipper. Shipping prices will be the equivalent of shipping 6 bottles of wine.
- AppellationNapa Valley