Norwegian farmhouse ales/kveik

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EvanFriend
beers 691 º places 15 º 00:16 Tue 9/26/2017

So earlier this year, I brewed what was an attempt at a Norwegian farmhouse ale. Came out with something real smoky, in the 8% range. At the time, I hadn't heard of kveik, Norwegian farmhouse yeast (I used a Hefeweizen yeast from White Labs, don't remember the number. Got piss poor attenuation and had to pitch champagne yeast to finish it). Now I'm not gonna lie, I liked the beer that I made, and my homebrew club liked it but said it needed to age some, which I didn't deny. Anyway, I've done some research and learned about kveik, Norwegian farmhouse yeast. It appears that there are any number of strains, and I managed to find one from The Yeast Bay, and I intend to brew with it this weekend. Anyway, the point is that I find this concept really cool, and I'd like to hear more about any brew that someone has done with kveik, and if possible, I'd like to source some strains that aren't available in my local homebrew shop. Skol!

 
jtclockwork
beers 18697 º places 540 º 00:20 Tue 9/26/2017

I've never brewed with it, but it's really interesting especially since I just opened this beer: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ego-helt-ratt/526809/104199/

 
EvanFriend
beers 691 º places 15 º 00:33 Tue 9/26/2017

Originally posted by jtclockwork
I've never brewed with it, but it's really interesting especially since I just opened this beer: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ego-helt-ratt/526809/104199/




I've never heard of that beer, but if you're in NJ, I'm in Southeastern PA and wouldn't mind paying/trading for one of those

 
jtclockwork
beers 18697 º places 540 º 00:51 Tue 9/26/2017

Originally posted by EvanFriend
Originally posted by jtclockwork
I've never brewed with it, but it's really interesting especially since I just opened this beer: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ego-helt-ratt/526809/104199/




I've never heard of that beer, but if you're in NJ, I'm in Southeastern PA and wouldn't mind paying/trading for one of those
Sorry, I got it from Europe and it was my only can. :(

 
EvanFriend
beers 691 º places 15 º 01:27 Tue 9/26/2017

Originally posted by jtclockwork
Originally posted by EvanFriend
Originally posted by jtclockwork
I've never brewed with it, but it's really interesting especially since I just opened this beer: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ego-helt-ratt/526809/104199/




I've never heard of that beer, but if you're in NJ, I'm in Southeastern PA and wouldn't mind paying/trading for one of those
Sorry, I got it from Europe and it was my only can. :(


Too bad, I suppose I'll have to brew my own. Question: was it carbonated at all, and were there any obvious smoke notes?

 
JulienHuxley
beers 6168 º places 426 º 06:12 Tue 9/26/2017

You might want to send user MartinT a PM. As far as I know, he's the guy that uncovered all the mysteries of Kweik to the outside of Norway-western world and might be able to guide you.

 
bartlebier
beers 4404 º places 168 º 06:29 Tue 9/26/2017

Originally posted by EvanFriend
Originally posted by jtclockwork
Originally posted by EvanFriend
Originally posted by jtclockwork
I've never brewed with it, but it's really interesting especially since I just opened this beer: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ego-helt-ratt/526809/104199/




I've never heard of that beer, but if you're in NJ, I'm in Southeastern PA and wouldn't mind paying/trading for one of those
Sorry, I got it from Europe and it was my only can. :(


Too bad, I suppose I'll have to brew my own. Question: was it carbonated at all, and were there any obvious smoke notes?

Also bought and drank it in Norway. The EGO example is a particular one seems to focus more on the "raw" (unboiled wort) character than the Hornindal kveik yeast. It's a tasty, if rather modern, dryhopped, "gentrified" APA that through its thick/fruity yeast profile attains a sort of NEIPA and White IPA quality.

See @larsga here and on Twitter for the true specialist here, who accompanied MartinT on a kveik/gårdsøl safari.
Apparently a kveik Grisette just won the American Homebrew of the year.
Waiting for kveik to take up the baton from lambiek as far as US aspirations for EU terroir go...

 
Inbreak
beers 7720 º 08:27 Tue 9/26/2017

Kveik is really getting trendy in Norway these days, more and more breweries has started making various beers with kveik. My friends @ Mjøderiet has even made mead using kveik.

 
HornyDevil
09:04 Wed 9/27/2017

I've never brewed one, but I've read a decent amount about them. Here's probably more information that you'd ever want to know about kveik courtesy of the Milk the Funk wiki

http://www.milkthefunk.com/wiki/Kveik

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