Last quarter we unveiled a small batch collaboration with The Commons brewery out of Portland, Friend in Commons. This quarter, we’re excited to share the second half of that collaboration! The first of the two-part series was a tart farmhouse ale that showcased a good expression of brett, acid and oak. For the second blend, Common Nectar, we took the remainder of the barrels and let them mature on 1 lb/gal. of locally grown whole nectarines from Detering Orchards.
The nectarine presence is at the forefront of this mixed-culture ale — aromatic and juicy stone fruit notes balance out the firm acidity. Despite a perceived medium-full body sweetness from the nectarine refermentation, Common Nectar finishes crisp and dry.