Over the past 3 years, Side Project Brewing has been brewing blond-base beers with subtle changes every year, to harness what this Missouri based microflora can do and to showcase and develop a whole new plethora of flavors and experiences. The yearly brews were:
2014 - A mash bill of 65% Pilsner and 35% Unmalted Wheat that was turbid-mashed and boiled for three hours with hop pellets. Inoculated with Barrel #40 and fermented in and aged in two neutral Hungarian Oak 500L Puncheons.
2015 - A mash bill of 65% Pilsner and 35% Unmalted Wheat that was step-mashed and boiled for two hours with aged, whole-leaf hops. Inoculated with cultures from the 2014 brew and fermented in and aged in two French Oak 500L Puncheons.
2016 - A mash bill of 70% Pilsner, 20% Unmalted Wheat and 10% Malted Wheat was single-infusion mashed and boiled for two hours with hop pellets. Inoculated with cultures from the 2015 brew and fermented in and aged in two French Oak Pinot Noir 500L Puncheons.
Blended 2017 is a beer Side Project Brewing hopes to release every three years. Brewing for the 2020 release has already started as they have refilled these barrels to keep these beautiful cultures happy and thriving.