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Mother Earth Brew Co. Head Brewer Chris Baker Talks Four Seasons Autumn '18

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Mother Earth Brew Co. Head Brewer Chris Baker Talks Four Seasons Autumn '18

We spoke with Mother Earth Brew Co. Head Brewer Chris Baker about Four Seasons Autumn '18.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe? 
Four Seasons is very much an evolving program. You never know which barrels are going to be best, or how a blend is going to turn out. What we do typically with this program is plan out the beer style as it will appear on the packaging, then work backwards to design the recipe around that. There are a series of tasting trials, and small-scale blending sessions that precede the final blend, but the base recipes are normally already in barrels at that point.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)? 
My favorite part is how subtly the coconut plays in the background. In the past we used raw shaved coconut but wanted to amp up the intensity a bit on this one; however, we were worried about going overboard. I think it’s great when you can just tell it's there without the flavor taking away from the base beer.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less? 
Caramel custard coconut toffee with a subtle, roasty finish.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer? 
You’d be best served pairing this beer with a dish that can match the intensity of a Barrel-aged Stout. An over-the-top chocolate dessert would work very well, or if you wanted to create a contrast of flavors, something acidic like a custard fruit tart.

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