Planning Jersey
Carton Brewing Company

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Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Notes: The yeast is born and built of a honeycomb from the Locust, New Jersey area we got from King Sorenson's hives. The comb and raw honey was passed to Evan, who built a large enough culture from it to ferment 30 barrels of Barn Beer.

The hops for Planning Jersey Barn Beer were grown on Oasis Farm on Navesink River Road in Locust, New Jersey, from rhizomes given them by Hopsteiner. Oasis is a working farm and charity built around providing meaningful work opportunities for autistic adults, and Hopsteiner is a world class hop grower, developer and supplier. A couple of years ago, Carton put Hopsteiner & Oasis together knowing the former’s expertise would guide the latter in the best possible way to cultivating viable hops in Jersey’s climes.

For the dry hop, we went to our friends at The Bitter End Hops Farm in Randolph, New Jersey.

The grist for Planning Jersey was grown and malted by Rabbit Hill Malt of Shiloh, New Jersey. Plan Bee’s Barn Beer project is all about the natural flavors of a place; Rabbit Hill's Jersey grown and processed malts are the linchpin of this Jersey edition of Barn Beer being true to Evan’s inspiration.
The water is simply the greatest water in the world, straight off the Atlantic Highlands aquifer.

Once the simmer was simmered, the resulting wort moved over Carton’s OWC space in an oak foeder we have marked for this project, and the terroir of the Bay Shore did its voodoo.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A joy to be first reviewer of Planning Jersey, enjoyed fresh by V and me at the brewer.
a) Hazed, lacey bright white suds, sticks around long enough.
s) Similar to Intermezzo. Amazingly big and complex. Wasabi, blue cheese, green apples, funk, feet, sour fruit pits. earthy hay. The most cheese and cellar nose I've ever encountered, and in a good sweetened, tempered way.
t) Follows smell and more. Not as funky. Tastes sour green apples, wasabi, sour fruits, fruity malts, funk, earthy hay, floral shop, barnyard floor. Lovely arc. Wine like. complex. My favorite sour thus far.
f) Light body, moderate carbonation. Crisp and it is easy to drink. Astringent. Surprised how much we wanted another.
o) Worth checking out if you like sour beers. Rare. I'd buy this often.

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Planning Jersey from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 1 ratings