Thursday, February 24

pretty things -jack d'or

A couple from Cambridge(MA)Somerville, Dann and Martha, are behind Pretty Things (Beer and Ale Project)... don't know them myself but overheard their story at Redbones th'other night and took the bait. You can't buy the beers everywhere, but Jack D'Or above is a crafty gateway beer; not a Belgium (which i'm not into anyway) but a slightly cloudy gold, a saison, and what Pretty Things call a "table beer". 22oz bottles at 6.8 ABV, so slight left hook effect after easy, quick drinking. Sidenote: having mustache pint glasses to drink it out of might be de rigeur here...
...With a great, gleaming moustache, knee-deep in a wooden mash tun, he [Jack D'or, on the label] conjures himself into beer. Helped along by the other "Pretty Things" like the mischievous hops and the transformative miniscules we know as yeast - a magnificent fester would no doubt ensue! One of the most joyful transformations in nature, better than any rabbit from a hat, beer is the result.
via PrettyThings
I think real beer-ies are into pouring a massive head and checking lacing stats etc., just not my preference. Do check their site though, plenty of bon mots and info on the brewing process (done in Westport, MA), and they stress the general importance of having very clean glassware which is rare to see.