LIBERATI Tastemaker Days – Collab with Propagate Labs
Friday, October 4 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
LIBERATI invites beer aficionados and enthusiasts of all levels to scientifically taste and compare sets of unique brews at ‘Tastemaker Days’ during GABF Oct. 3 – 6.
Thanks to the collaboration with some of the world’s most prominent yeast, hops and grape growers, each day during GABF, LIBERATI will present a set of eight test beers. Each set will isolate one organoleptic characteristic of one specific ingredient (yeast, grapes, hops, etc.), while keeping all other parameters nominal. In this way the taster can fully appreciate the difference between the compared different strains of yeast used, or the different varietals of grapes, and so on.
The public is invited to taste the eight variations each day in a special flight for $16, or with single tasters for $2.50. Each day, those who participate will be entered to win a voucher for 42 house brews to be shared with friends at LIBERATI.
On Friday, Oct. 4, LIBERATI will collaborate with Denver’s Propagate Labs on oenobeers brewed with four different strains of Brettanomyces, four with Chardonnay and four with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Brettanomyces is a wild family of yeasts grown by Propagate Labs, which is not used to ferment common beer. There are many strains available and LIBERATI and Propagate Labs have selected four to brew eight different beers – four which utilize Chardonnay grapes and four which incorporate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Examples of the brett strains that will be used include MIP-713, which was isolated by the “Yeast Whisperer” at Propagate Labs from an all-brett Belgian brewery; and MIP-720, a classic strain used for secondary fermentation in Belgian-style ales and English old ales. These yeasts produce a unique barnyard-like aroma when paired with other phenolic yeasts, and it will be interesting to compare the diversity between the same brett strains on beers made with different grapes.