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Spotlight Series: May 4th – SHADY OAK BARREL HOUSE
May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come meet, chat, and sip with a bunch of our favorite local winemakers (and one brewer!) this spring and summer. There are no tickets, no prix-fixe, and everything is poured by the glass and half-glass, so you can stop by for a drink and a snack, or go all out with a sampling of our small plates and pairings.
Shady Oak Barrel House is our only beer brewer in the Spotlight this spring, Steve Doty, is making some incredibly delicious, complex, food-friendly sour beer in Santa Rosa.
“My main focus will be on beers made with the wild yeast, Brettanomyces, as well as other bacteria that are used to bring acidity to a beer. The aromatics from these beers create a delightful earthy and funky bouquet, that no traditional yeast ever could. Most of these will demand a long maturation process in wood barrels, to create a complex sour beer. The majority of production is packaged in bottles where it undergoes another fermentation to create another layer of complexity. Other offerings will utilize unique hop varietals, and even include the natural bounty of fruits and herbs from Sonoma County. These are the beers that I cannot get enough of, and thus will be making an ever changing lineup of different offerings.”