During our excursion to the Toulouse Beer festival last week, we decided to visit the small but exciting brewery Brasserie L’excuse in Mauvezin to produce an exciting brew with 2 up and coming craft French brewers L’excuse and Brasserie Iron
Duncan and the two French breweries spend a solid day prepping the beer the we had been discussing with both breweries for the past few weeks. The beer was kettle soured after a decoction mash (see below). Final steeping in the kettle included rosemary thyme lemon-yellow vervain, a bit like a detox-beer?
The beer was conditioned with around 40kg of honey and aged in smoked thyme and hibiscus.
This interesting brew will be released in around Christmas time!