It’s nice when hobbies/interests and work overlap. Being a fan of homebrewing, I enjoyed documenting local brewer Paul Arney’s quest to use a spruce tree from his backyard as a vessel for brewing a Finnish style of beer called Sahti. Arney, owner of The Ale Apothecary, a small brewery just outside Bend, utilizes oak barrels in his blend of vintage and modern brewing. After reading about Sahti, which is traditionally brewed in a hollowed-out tree, Arney set out to create a version of it. Over the course of about four months, I photographed the tree’s transformation, ending with the production of wort to be fermented and aged into Sahati, Arney’s name for the brew.
This is so cool. How was the beer?
It’s still aging so probably won’t get a chance to try it for awhile. Had a sip of the wort, which had a nice spruce finish
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