The Astral Project
After years of planning we were finally able to make some skin-contact beers. The aim was to make a wort that would let the skins shine – blonde in colour to let the colours pop; very low bitterness so as not to detract from the skins flavours or clash with the acidity; higher booze to balance tannins and acidity etc. We brewed on the same day as the wines were pressed so that the skins and particularly the yeast on the skins was fresh and ready for the ferment.
This beer has great colour, fruit flavour and acidity, with an unreal aroma of raspberry and dark berries. It is very easy to drink and has looks to die for.