Don Richardson of Quest Brewing, and Tim Gormley created Calumet, a strawberry rhubarb grisette style beer.
…Grisette, a cousin of the Saison, is a style that not many are familiar with, but both Don and Tim were intrigued by. This deaden style was known in its prime as the drink of the Belgian miners, while its close cousin, the Saison , was known as the drink of the Belgian farmers. Both brewmasters were inspired with reviving a style that beer consumers may not have come in contact with before.
Calumet, translated to ‘peace pipe’ in Cherokee, will be available to the public for the first time on April 23rd at Quest Brewing Company. Burial will taps kegs in their tap room as well.
Additionally, there will be a limited VIP pre-tasting at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria of Greenville, in their private tasting room on Monday, April 20th for 14 people. To purchase a ticket, please contact Barley’s of Greenville at 864.232.3706.
Arrival: April 2015
Quest Imperial Smoking Mirror Porter marks the second barrel aged release by the Greenville, South Carolina brewery.
The base beer is a porter, that has aged 8 months in Cruzan rum barrels. Smoking Mirror Porter follows Kaldi Stout, their first barrel-aged release.
“Barrel aging is all about timing. Knowing when the beer has reached its maximum potential and fullest flavor,” says Richardson. “We let this beer age for eight months in Cruzan rum barrels and it resulted in a smooth and slightly smoky beauty, with a rich and creamy finish.”
Quest Imperial Smoking Mirror Porter will be available in 750ml bottles on Saturday, January 10th. Bottles are $20 each, with a four bottle limit.
A third barrel-aged offering is planned to release in mid to late 2015.
Style: Porter (Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 750ml bottles. $20