Keeper of Deee-Lite – Lemon Verbena Golden Ale
Mike Floyd is a photographer friend who loved Temptress of Light for its photographic allusion. Obsessed with Light, he told me I had to name one Keeper of Deee-Lite. I could not resist.
The below ales are included for historical reasons,
they may come back later
Temptress of Light
ale blonde of the violet quince
A refreshing blonde made with 25 pounds of quince from friend and neighbor Ben's tree in SE Portland, violet flowers sent in from Ted's organic flower farm in Bothell, WA - Herbco, and some secret gnome magic.
Bringer of Dreams
fennel mugwort brown ale
Night magic is the stuff of mugwort - delicious brown belgian fennelophillic substrate takes taking your medicine to the H-N-L (Hole-Nutha-Level).
Seducer of Virility
belgian pale with orange and cardamom
Cardamom, besides being a favorite flavor and medicine, holds a special place in my ...heart. Amu Jon, my grandfather's younger brother, was a Vetrinarian who made an herbal horse medicine containing cardamom -with intended purposes of, let's just say "Virility". It turns out horse medicine really is "Strong Like Horse"! Fruity floral notes balance the spice -layered with belgian esters. Shtroombah! (apparently Gnomish for Cheers!)
Saver of Lives - GF
honeysuckle heather golden ale - gluten free (<20 ppm)
Auntie Tracy's neighbor used to curse her honeysuckle, then she fell off her roof and it saved her life. She pays homage by planting honeysuckle everywhere she lives - and we are glad she did! This honeysuckle just kept producing despitie many delays in getting the brew started. It's also been a dream of mine to brew a beer with fresh heather flowers - this dream finally came through with this magical dance of flavors. Since Auntie is gluten free, I used the Ohmission enzyme to make this delicious barley ale gluten free <20 ppm on batch testing performed. It's now her and Mark's favorite beer!