At Logro Farms we are ever proud of our home mushroom kits and efforts to grow sustainable, organic food for ourselves and for the community. It really is hard work and requires dedication day in and day out. How do we stay motivated? Well, first – we believe in what we are doing. Second, we get to see the fruits of our labors (or shrooms of our labors), in a way that farmers in the past had no way of experiencing.
Needless to say the world is one big, interconnected playground thanks to the internet and on it you can find the reactions of beer lovers around the world who have had the privilege of trying out the one of the latest creations from our friends at Jester King’s Brewery – Snorkel mushroom beer! Yep, you guessed it, the mushrooms used to brew this one of a kind concoction were grown by us at Logro Farms. So what’s it like and what are people saying about it? Read on!
From Jester King:
“We’re pleased to introduce our latest beer: Jester King Snörkel — a farmhouse ale brewed with alderwood smoked sea salt and oyster mushrooms grown by our neighbor Logro Farms. Logro Farms is located just a few hundred yards from Jester King Brewery at Ceres Park Ranch. They use spent grain from our beer to sustainably grow delicious oyster mushrooms. We’re excited to have now come full circle by using their mushrooms grown from our spent grain to make a new beer.
Snörkel takes partial inspiration from traditional German Gose. Like Gose, it’s moderate in alcohol (~4.5% ABV), brewed with malted wheat and salt, and has some acidity or sourness in the flavor profile. We specifically used both sea salt and alderwood smoked sea salt, and fermented Snörkel (like all our beer) with a blend of brewer’s yeast, naturally occurring wild yeast, and native souring bacteria, the last of which lends the beer its acidity. But Gose only served as a jumping off point. From there, we set out to explore the savory characteristics of umami through use of the oyster mushrooms.”
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