Lager Conditioned on Albariño grapes

We took our lager recipe and fermented it on the pomace of some freshly pressed Albariño grapes from our friends at Terravista Vineyards in Naramata. We basically mimicked a Piquette process, but with beer in place of water.

With vivid minerality, residual bitterness from the grape skins and pits  and a tannic finish, this beer is an interesting exercise in mixed mediums.