Bunker Brewing Co
Bunker Brewing Co
Bunker Brewing Co Bohemian Lager Yeast
beerDNA series, 2015
Archival Inkjet Print on Fine Art Paper | 16 x 24 inches | Limited edition of 25 | Available framed on request | Framed images are mounted in a black shadowbox wood frame
Press prints and notecards available HERE
This image is a DNA photograph. It was captured as part of the beerDNA series; a collaboration with Maine craft breweries to showcase the beauty of an integral part of what makes each brewery so unique, their yeast. Yeast samples were collected from 16 different Maine breweries, processed in a molecular lab and photographed.
Did you know? Yeast is a critical part of the brewing process in that it ferments the sugars released from grains and converts them to alcohol. Many breweries use different strains of yeast, or propagate their own house strains, adding to the complexity and originality of the beers. Yeast is also an environmental powerhouse. It plays critical roles in ecosystems such as decomposing biological material and degrading environmental pollutants.
Brewer’s Statement: We chose to work with the Bohemian Lager strain at first to brew a really clean, crisp Czech-style pilz, which eventually became our flagship- Machine. We like the challenge of brewing with a yeast strain that takes a little longer to ferment and also having the ability to produce some classic old-world styles. The yeast flavors from this strain are fairly nuanced if everything goes well in your fermentation, but there are definitely hints of bread, a little spice, and a bit of grassiness to make you imagine a sunny day in a field on the Continent. Prosit! – Chresten Sorensen, Owner/Head Brewer
Harvested from Machine Czech Style Pilz
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