Justice Temple is a saison style ale, fermented and aged in single use, red wine barrels from our favorite winery in Red Mountain, Washington. The malt make up is equal parts Belgian Pilsner and Raw Wheat from Oregon, with a sprinkling of malted rye. Fermentation was carried out with a variety of Saison yeasts, lactic acid bacteria, and brettanomyces that we isolated from peach skins. After 6 months of bottle conditioning this beer is ready to consume. This saison is different from others we have produced as it has a more pronounced, albeit balanced, acid profile. The oak that was used on this beer was fairly new, so expect higher levels of vanilla and baking spices normally associated with new oak. A lot of brewers will shy away from newer oak, but we have found them a wonderful vehicle to add complexity, as well as a way to further blend the lines between natural wines and properly barrel aged beers.
Northwest Beer Guide