Oxbow/Jester King Tex Nat
Tex Nat is a play off the idea of Petillant Natural in the wine world, which is a sparkling wine that is naturally carbonated. This beer is a rustic Grisette brewed with pale malt, spelt, wheat and oats all grown in Maine. The Sterling hops all come from Maine as well, from Gorham's The Hop Yard. After fermenting and aging for 9 months in French Oak with a blend of Jester King and Oxbow mixed cultures, they packaged this farmhouse ale with Valvin Muscat grape juice which naturally carbonated the beer and contributed subtle notes of orange blossom and honey.