A Pack that includes three of the very first Bunker Beers!
Story Over Style
Our nod to a traditional Belgian style Saison. Using the solera method, we’ve further developed our farmhouse mixed culture to exhibit additional yeast driven esters
and phenolics typical of the Saison style. We’ve kept things simple and strived for balance and drinkability. Our house culture has imparted a characterful yeast profile whilst allowing the complex subtleties of the malts and hops to shine. Story Over Style pours gold with a slight haze and lasting, effervescent white foam. Bright yeast driven aromatics are prominent with notes of pepper, orange, banana, and spicy clove. Malt character exhibits a subtle breadiness, a hint of malt sweetness with some supporting rye spice. A herbal and citrus hop profile compliments the beer’s complex nature without being overly dominant. Firm bitterness and a dry finish leave you satisfied and wanting more.
We were careful to ensure that the fermentation profile was the real hero in this beer. Nothing fancy, rather a balanced modern Saison with its roots deeply entrenched in the rich stylistic history of the style. To us, Saison is more than just a style; it’s a historical story that has evolved on the palettes of beer drinkers from then to now.
Shapeshifter Farmhouse Ale
Blurring the boundaries between a Saison and an American IPA. Fermented warm using Saccharomyces ‘Bruxellnsis’ Trois and a tropical blend of five Brettanomyces strains to create a modern farmhouse ale with a bright fruit-driven ester profile, lively carbonation, soft palette, and evolving funk. Pilsner, Wheat and Rye malts provide balanced bready malt character with a hint of spice. Hopped in whirlpool with Motueka and Hallertau Blanc, and generously dry-hopped with Eclipse and Motueka, the beer showcases bright notes of mandarin, lime and sauvignon blanc. Fermentation and hop characters meld into a seductively complex, bold and refreshing farmhouse ale.
Shapeshifter has been released fresh to showcase elevated hop character in younger examples. It will continue to develop elevated levels of Brettanomyces driven character and complexity over time.
Graft – Grissette
A homage to a classic working-class beer style originating in the border region of France and Belgium. Graft is a delicate Grisette inspired beer brewed to highlight drinkability whilst promoting complex subtlety of flavour. Co-fermented with two Saccharomyces and six Brettanomyces strains, the beer exhibits a complex bouquet of fermentation characteristics incorporating bright tropical fruit esters, moderate phenolics and evolving funk. Late and dry-hopped with Pacifica and Hallertau Tradition to showcase notes of orange marmalade, stone fruit and herbaceous earth. It is an effervescent, crisp and refreshing beer that is equally suited to sharing or self-indulgence.
Graft has been released fresh to highlight its delicate hop characteristics with an initially restrained funk. It will continue to develop elevated levels of Brettanomyces driven character and complexity over time.