Our Käpt’n Schwarz, a Schwarzbier (black beer) fermented with the US-05 yeast strain as an experiment. We fermented this cold at 55 F to see how well this strain performs at such cool temperatures, and to see if it would give us some lager characteristics. It fermented surprisingly fast and displays some lager-y sulfur notes with a fairly clean finish. Is it a lager? No. A better descriptor might be a ’black lagered ale’. Whatever it is, it’s delicious.