A Note on This Beer
The first sip of The Garden Paths Led to Flowered is like the first step along a trail you’ve never explored before. If you want to understand where it goes, you have to venture further.
Let it linger on your palate, and discover essences of fruit and pithy bitterness from dry-hopping with whole-flower Pacific Northwest Cashmere and Willamette Hops. Take another taste, and reveal hints of wild funk and a slight tartness from open fermentation with local, wild yeast. A third sip illuminates notes of oak from barrel-aging.
And on it goes, each mouthful divulging some new and unique flavor you didn’t notice before. When you get to the end of the bottle, you’ll want to open another.
It’s the kind of unexpected, easy-drinking brew that could only come from Garden Path Fermentation. Tucked into a lush corner in the wetlands of Washington’s Skagit Valley, these open-fermentation specialists use only local ingredients and naturally occurring wild yeasts to capture the flavors of the valley itself.
They embrace seasonality, and let their yeast culture develop naturally, so each tiny batch is a unique expression of a particular time and place. And because the area rarely gets hot enough for sour-making microbes to flourish, their beers tend to be more approachable and less aggressive than other naturally fermented brews.
That allows the bready notes of local grains and the floral aromas of local hops to shine!
But not too bright. The brewers at Garden Path are all about balance. That’s why a single taste of The Garden Paths Led to Flowered won’t tell you everything you need to know.
Just like a beautiful garden, you have to take your time. Meander along its winding walkways. Explore its nooks and crannies. And in the end, you will discover something extraordinary.
We only have 120 bottles of this unique edition of The Garden Paths Led to Flowered!