Tree Beer

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brewing, outdoors

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.

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4 thoughts on “Tree 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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