August 28, 2023. Hood River, OR — Ferment Brewing today announces the unveiling of a new West Coast IPA called Roaming Spirit, available in 16oz 4-pack cans. The beer releases alongside two long standing favorite seasonals — Helles and The Sentinel.
Roaming Spirit is deep golden in color with a bold piney flavor, a kick of citrus hoppiness, and a pronounced bitterness. Brewmaster Dan Peterson chose Talus hops, which he calls “a good team player hop,” to accompany the resinous and grapefruit-like characteristics of Chinook, Comet and Ekuanot hops. To Ferment’s brew team, the really exciting part of this beer is the yeast.
“To achieve the clarity of west coast IPAs we brought in a special yeast strain, said Peterson. “We also fermented a batch with our house ale yeast strain just to see what would happen. Not only is the new batch incredibly different visually, the bitterness pops and the fruity esters from the house yeast are all but gone. It’s really fun to drink them side by side”
For a limited time the brewery is offering a unique opportunity to compare the two versions while they are both on tap at Ferment Brewing in Hood River.
In addition to Roaming Spirit, Ferment is releasing Helles and The Sentinel. Helles, showcasing Ferment’s passion for clean beers, is made with water from a spring at the base of Mt. Hood, pilsner malt, Tettnanger noble hops, and a time-honored European lager yeast strain. The Sentinel is Ferment’s tribute to the Columbia River Gorge — a saison brewed with Doug Fir tips foraged at the base of the mountain and fermented with a wild yeast harvested on the slopes of Mt. Hood.
Roaming Spirit and Helles are available on draft and in 16oz 4-pack cans throughout specialty bottle shops and grocery stores in Oregon. The Sentinel is available on draft and in 500mL bottles throughout Oregon as well.
About Ferment Brewing
Ferment Brewing Co. opened in 2018 as a 20-barrel brewery and tasting room overlooking the Columbia River in Hood River, Oregon. Born out of an appreciation for the art of fermentation, the company prides itself in providing a modern brewery and tasting room experience that fuses traditional farmhouse techniques with a forward-thinking scientific approach. Ferment offers a unique family of beers and kombucha that tap the wild terrain of the Columbia River Gorge for inspiration. For more information, visit https://www.fermentbrewing.com/