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

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

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

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe? 
Four Seasons, as a program, leverages a reliable set of base blending beers to create what we like to call it’s “DNA”. We want there to be enough similarities from one season and vintage to the next so that there are memorable and consistent traits while also being different enough to not be recycled. One way to keep the series evolving is to introduce flavor adjuncts into the beer, such as fruit, spices, herbs and other culinary elements. Raspberries are an ingredient we love to play with at the brewery because it has a beautiful color, is easy to work with and possesses really complimentary flavors, especially with the roasty qualities of big stouts.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)? 
The aroma on this beer is fantastic. We used over 5 pounds of raspberries per barrel so it definitely pops!

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from? 
The Four Seasons of Mother Earth came about to coincide with the concept and accompanying artwork, and to design a beer release around the equinox. 

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less? 
Liquid chocolate raspberry soufflé.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer? 
A rich desert such as a fruity cheesecake or chocolate soufflé.

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