Monday, August 27, 2012
Greg Kitsock, a writer for the Washington Post, comments about Embers of the Deceased, a collaboration brew between two local DC brewers, DC Brau and Bluejacket.
I sampled the beer at DC Brau last Saturday. It has a subtle smoky aroma and a mild bacony flavor over a light body and a low, sessionable ABV.
Greg's article provides excellent detail about the historical aspects of the style, known alternately as a Grätzer or Grodziskie.
In his article, Greg asks the rhetorical question which sparked this post: are you a fan of extinct beer styles revived Jurassic Park-style?
Ancient ales. Forgotten recipes. Neglected techniques. Rediscovered ingredients. How much interest is there in reviving old beer styles? What long-lost brew will hit the shelves next? And will anyone buy it?
Or were such ancient ales "lost" from civilization for good reason?
What say you?