On its latest Heritage Beer release, Von Ebert Brewing recruited two Eugene brewers – Alesong Brewing & Blending and ColdFire Brewing – to blend Arboreal Light.
Sitting at 5.1% ABV, Arboreal Light is a blend of foudre and puncheon-aged mixed cultures beers, further aged on Centennialquats and Mandarinquats from Pearson Ranch in California. It was then dry-hopped with a touch of Hallertau Mittlefruh and Azacca.
When it comes to its flavor profile, Arboreal Light is described as offering characteristics of orange blossoms on a sunny day, moderate oak and tannin and vanillin, clean acidity, and subtle Brett funk.
Arboreal Light was blended in collaboration with fellow 2020 GABF Specialty Saison medalists Alesong Brewing & Blending and Coldfire Brewing. Both breweries visited Von Ebert Glendoveer to taste through a bunch of oak, and the three breweries settled on a bright blend with lots of citrus notes that was a perfect base for further citrus additions. A subtle dose of dry-hopping added some background herbal grassiness and stone fruit pungency.
Beginning today, Arboreal Light is now available in bottles at Von Ebert Glendoveer and Von Ebert Pearl.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.