FORT COLLINS, Colo.—On April 15, 2016, Odell Brewing will release its newest Cellar Series beer, Prop Culture, a funky Farmhouse Ale highlighting 10+ yeast strains for a fresh, fruity flavor.
“Balancing out the flavors of the various strains of yeast was the challenge with this project. It requires time to age and it must be checked constantly,” said Tony Rau, Lab Tech and Yeast Beast. “Yeast is often the unsung hero in all of brewing. Being one of the 4 key ingredients, it often times sits in the background. With Prop Culture, we are hoping to help bring it into the limelight.”
Prop Culture is a funky Farmhouse Ale consisting of multiple yeast strains. While most ales and lagers go through a primary fermentation and then a maturation stage, this ale went through a primary fermentation with a Belgian yeast and then through a secondary aging process with a cocktail of brewer’s yeast and wild yeast. We let the Saccharomyces cultures do the heavy lifting by converting the bulk of the wort sugars while the Brettanomyces cultures did the fine tuning resulting in a collage of flavors like pineapple, pear, mango, and banana balanced by a clove like spiciness.
Prop Culture is 100% bottle conditioned. This Cellar Series beer will be available in 750ml cork and cage bottles in all of the brewery’s 12 state distribution footprint. Celebrate this release in their tap room on Friday, April 15.