Beer of the Week: Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire

Posted on August 3rd, 2011

 

About: Michigan’s Jolly Pumpkin is perhaps best known for their American take on traditional Belgian and French styles like saisons and bi√®re de garde.¬†Jolly Pumpkin is also known for a characteristic tart-ness of many of their beers, and those of us who love sours are big fans of their work. Much of that¬†characteristic¬†flavor comes not only from their yeasts but from their particular¬†aging process – all of Jolly Pumpkin’s beers are matured in oak barrels before being re-yeasted and left to bottle-condition.

Billed as a Dark Farmhouse Ale, the Bam Noire asserts that it’s¬†“Dedicated to the dark side.” Let’s find out.

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