SweetWaterThe Pit & The Pendulum recently joined the brewery’s (new for 2015) Big Bottle Series. The American wild ale is brewed with peaches, and finished with Brettanomyces. If you missed your shot at a bottle of this one, good news. SweetWater will be making this beer available nearly year-round.
Making SweetWater The Pit & The Pendulum is one of the more complicated beers to produce in the brewery’s lineup, so you’ll see it a production permits.
SweetWater The Pit & The Pendulum starts as a Belgian-style, fermented with Ardennes yeast (same yeast as Spinnerbait), and peach puree from Titan Farms in South Carolina, then finished with Brettanomyces yeast.
Beer Street Journal followed the SweetWater Pit & The Pendulum from Titan Farms, to brew day, to bottle. Right now the beer has a very fresh peach flavor, with a hint of Brettanomyces on the finish. Over time, the Brett will really start to pop, giving the beer an added dimension. Drink fresh and six months down the road.
SweetWater The Pit & The Pendulum is now available in 750ml bottles.
Below, a Beer Street Journal look at the first corked & caged release…