‘Aging backward through time, Jolly Pumpkin founder Ron Jeffries has forgotten more about sour beer than most humans will ever know.’
Jolly Pumpkin uses very traditional methods to mature their beers. These methods take longer, and are more labor intensive. While most other breweries mature their beer for relatively short periods in giant stainless steel tanks, Jolly Pumpkin matures their beer in oak casks. This contact with the wood gives the beers unmatched depth of character, and subtleness of flavor.
After oak maturation Jolly Pumpkin beers are bottled, re-yeasted and allowed additional time to develop natural carbonation in the bottle. This bottle conditioning, often called bottle refermentation, leaves a fine sediment of yeast in the bottle and results in further complex flavor refinement in the finished beer.
Every step of the process at Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is carefully considered to bring about the most complex and refined beers imaginable. As a result most Jolly Pumpkin beers will continue to mature and mellow for quite some time when cellared at home. Enjoyment for today, and for tomorrow!