Wild ale aged in Danish cherry wine barrels refermented with Danish Stevnsbær cherry juice!
Moderne Dansk was inspired by one of our favorite wineries in the world — Frederiksdal Kirsebærvin in Harpelunde, Denmark. Frederiksdal specializes in making beautiful wines from Danish Stevnsbær cherries. We’ve been lucky to carry their wines in our tasting room and call them friends for several years. Their wines are a house-favorite here at Jester King.
We are grateful to have procured oak barrels previously containing their wine, as well as juice from Stevnsbær cherries. We brewed beer with well water, local grain, and a blend of fresh and aged hops, and fermented it with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. We then aged the beer in cherry wine barrels for about a year before refermenting it with Stevnsbær cherry juice. It was then naturally refermented in bottles and kegs.
We believe Moderne Dansk is a beautiful melding of the terroir from Frederiksdal and Jester King. We’re excited for you to experience it!