Incredible small batch French sour beer from a winemaking perspective.
Based in France, and run by Simon Lecomte, Brasserie Ammonite brewery has been set up with the aim of transposing winemaking processes to the production of their beers.
All the processes carried out at out Ammonite follow biodynamic principles and are controlled by the lunar and maritime calendar. The tides, whether high or low, have a microbiological influence during the brewing, fermentation and ageing of beers. They act, with the moon, like a breath and each of the phases of the calendar corresponds to a particular intervention.
This breathing movement on an astral scale has a concrete impact in the development and quality of the beers produced. The water, drawn 24 hours before being used in the production of beer, is energized in one of the brewing vats in order to “restore” it to life and allow it to best solubilize the starch and promote the enzyme activity during the stirring phase.
Each year, the finest barrels are selected to mature the different cuvées produced at Ammonite.
The idea is to shape the beers as a great wine would be matured. They are left for the time necessary for their full development. Maturing in some cases can last up to three years. Some cuvées come from a blend and others come from a single cask, but the most important factor is nature and time.
With hand drawn labels also featuring on the bottles, this genuine artisan producer are the epitome of what happens when the knowledge of the grape combines with the production of the grain.
Extremely low numbers are available when this beer is imported due to its high demand around the world, but with the attention to detail in each bottle, you can see why.
The perfect food matching beer too, so keep an eye on our list for the next drops from this talented producer.Buy Ammonite Brewery Beer from Distant Lands