Gritty McDuff's Brewing Co.

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Gritty McDuff's Brewing Co.

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Gritty McDuff's Brewing Co. House Top Fermenting Ale 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: Gritty’s mission was to brew & serve English-style cask conditioned ales. At the time (1988) there were only a handful of pubs in No America serving this type of beer.  Our goal was to become the first brewpub in Maine that featured fresh cask ales poured through beer engines for on premise consumption.

We chose the Ringwood yeast strain for several reasons: first and foremost there was a good supply of healthy yeast available for harvest from the Geary Brewing Co, which is also located in Portland. The second reason is that this yeast strain was originally developed for fermenting cask conditioned or “real” ales. It is an aerobic, top-fermenting strain that is characterized by a vigorous fermentation, superb attenuation qualities and finally an excellent flocculation rate. The taste of our yeast could be compared with that of dried fruit with a slightly bitter finish. – Ed Stebbins Co-Owner/Brewmaster

Harvested from Gritty's Best Bitter Fermentation

Portland, ME

*5% of sale directly to the Maine Brewers Guild supporting craft beer in Maine

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