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Double Release at Mousetrap
Saturday, August 3
It’s that time again! A double release featuring Squoke in 750mL bottles ($20) and the next batch (Vol. 2) of Miscellanea in 250mL four packs ($16). We will be utilizing the reservation system for this event, those will go live on this page at noon on Monday, July 29.
Miscellenea Vol. 2 notes are pending, but read more about Squoke, the creation that has lived in one of our Barolo foedres for the past 20 months. In fact, the first wort made at Mousetrap went into that foedre! You can read the full story in our July 18 newsletter, but here are some tasting notes to get your motor running:
The dry, but wonderfully fruited, vinous character is supported by complex wood tannin structure while barnyard earthiness plays off ripe pineapple and nectarine notes from mixed fermentation of Brettanomyces claussenii, mango-like farmhouse ale yeast, and acidic wild cultures. Initial blushes are of nectarines, strawberries, and blackberry jam with a deeper base of soil, mahogany, and India ink. These are followed by a quick nip of nectarine like acidity expanding to an expressive meadow of over-ripened peach flesh, angel food cake, and summer harvest honey. The finish is a long, meandering affair of tannin, slate like minerality, pie crusts, and black cherry.
Limited & Seasonal Releases
Available To Go
Here are some of the fancy beers we have in addition to year-rounds Apex Predator, Tooth and Claw, and Troublesome. Click the image to enhance the label for details.
Friday, July 19 at Mousetrap with limited draft released to Chicagoland:
Critters is draft only test batch; part of a larger project we're working on banking, isolating, and further exploring some of our wild cultures we've harvested directly from native plants, fruits and similar sources. A funky wit beer brewed with green coriander and tangerine peel, fermented with an isolate from our native blueberry skin mixed culture. A slightly higher than usual hopping of Grungiest lends a floral peach note and helps to keep acidity in check. Brett forward with floral funk and notes of blueberry pie, white grape juice, brunch time mimosas, and jasmine tea with subtle acidity and a pillowy softness from a grist of almost 50% unmalted wheat.
Sparkles Finds Some Trouble Hibiscus Gose - late July
Waddle Oktoberfest - Draft only this year! Coming in August.