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Culture Two - Fulton Beer - 91 Rating

Responses from Fulton head brewer Mikey Salo.
Responses from Fulton head brewer Mikey Salo.
Responses from Fulton head brewer Mikey Salo.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
The recipes for beers in our Culture Project series usually start out with all of the brewers sitting down and discussing the desired flavor profile for the end product. From there we dissect the process & recipe and figure out a way to achieve our desired goal. The mixed culture fermentation process is the defining characteristic of these beers so the malt & hops that go into these beers are usually pretty straight forward. We rely on the mixed fermentation and extended aging in oak wine barrels to generate the predominant flavors. 

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
The complexity. There is a lot going on in this beer but it is still cohesive. There is a complex acidity but it’s still easy to drink. There is a pleasant brett character but it isn’t overpowering. There is a noticeable oak/wine character but it doesn’t distract from everything else that is going on. 

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
This beer is the 2nd release in our Culture Project series, thus Culture Project 2. Some of the beers in this series may develop names and be repeated but we wanted to have some creative freedom and not feel the need to do anything exactly the same twice. 

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Complex, pleasantly tart ale with massive tropical fruit flavors and aromas. 

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
The whole Culture Project series is a labor of love for us. These beers are expensive, labor intensive, and time consuming to produce. These are beers that we have been dreaming of making for many years but the cost & man power that go into producing beers like these has been prohibitive in the past. Every one of the beers in this series is a story of dedication & passion for creating unique and innovative beers. 

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Culture Project 2 is an all-around great food beer but is best suited for seafood. A plate of oysters and a glass of Culture 2 is sure to please.