Mixed Fermentation Beers: A Spotlight on Jackie O’s

By Haley Manker

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Jackie O’s! And while they get a ton of attention for their barrel aged stouts, we think their mixed fermentation beers deserve just as much praise!

Grab some of these complex and thought provoking beers the next time you’re at Cappy’s in Loveland!

Elle – Foudre Aged Saison Style Mixed Fermentation Ale
Elle begins as a saison fermented in stainless steel with classic saison strains, bacteria, and wild yeast.

Distant Corners- Oak Wine Barrel Saison Style Mixed Fermentation Ale
Distant Corners is a collaboration beer with Great Leap in China. The beer’s fermented in oak wine barrels and brewed with rice, Szechuan peppercorns, and oolong tea. Light peppercorn flavors combine flawlessly with tart and floral notes.

Off the Beaten Path 2- Mixed Fermentation Saison Style Ale
Off the Beaten Path 2 was brewed with a rye varietal from Riverbend Malt House. This beer was fermented in stainless steel and bottle conditioned with Jackie O’s trademarked mixed Saison culture. The beer has notes of earthy and subtly spicy peppercorn alongside tart and fresh lemon zest.

Babbling Brook, Vin Santo Cask Aged Saison Style Mixed Fermentation Ale
A wonderfully blended mixed-fermentation style beer inspired by ciders and chablis. The base of this beer contains classic saison strains with funky notes that come from post-fermentation aging.

Primary- Wine Barrel Aged Saison Style Mixed Fermentation Ale
A true exploration in beer- a cocktail of wild yeast, classing brewing yeasts, and beer souring bacteria work to create this complex brew. This saison is then aged in wine barrels for a full year.

MXD FRM- Stainless Steel Fermented Mixed Culture Saison Style Ale
Like Primary, the wort for MXD FRM is cast from the brew house, blended with saison yeasts, various wild yeasts, and souring bacteria. The blended strains mingle for two months to create a truly tart, dry, and well-rounded mixed fermented saison.