Strange Roots exists at the intersection of farmhouse brewing tradition and creative, locally-driven experimentation. They're passionate about celebrating the environment through the use of local ingredients, varying fermentation methods and micro flora, and strive to create unique artisan ales inspired by our surroundings here in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Their 100% still style of Pennsylvania wild honey ale is brewed with base pilsner malts, aged hops and fermented with a mixed culture of Pennsylvania native yeast
Rather than using a commercial strain of yeast - many winemakers prefer to let the yeasts that are naturally occuring on the grapes when they come into the winery to start the fermentation process. This lends to the idea of a "sense of place" or terroir
The combined natural aspects of a vineyard, such as climate, soil, sunlight, and water, that can have a major impact on the overall character and quality of a wine. While no direct English translation exists for this French term, it has long been adopted throughout the wine community.
of a wine, given that any particular native yeast is unique to that particular region / mircroclimate / vineyard.
. This special vintage of Hive Alive was aged in Bourbon barrels that held local maple syrup for over a year.