GSN Review: Ferment Brewing Co. Beer

Ferment Brewing Co. has released three new canned offerings: Nitro Dry Stout and Something Like… join the brewery’s Top Ferment Series, while Pils Bernina is a new addition to the Bottom Ferment Series. The Top and Bottom Ferment Series both feature 16-ounce cans filled with experimental, one-off and seasonal ales and lagers, respectively. GSN received samples of the latter two for review.

Something Like… is a hazy pale ale brewed with Ekuanot and Strata hops (6% ABV). The beer is similar to Something Like Mind Control, Ferment’s collaboration with Moonraker Brewing Co. in Auburn, California. Pils Bernina is Ferment’s take on an Italian-style Pilsner—it’s bright and boldly loaded with Noble hops (6% ABV).

Ferment Brewing Co. was founded in 2018 as a 20-barrel brewery and tasting room in Hood River, Oregon. Born out of an appreciation for the art of fermentation, the company prides itself on providing a modern brewery and tasting room experience that fuses traditional farmhouse techniques with a forward-thinking scientific approach. Ferment offers a unique family of beers and kombuchas that tap the wild terrain of the Columbia River Gorge for inspiration.

Ferment Brewing Co.’s tasting room is now open for limited and safe distance dining indoors at 403 Portway Avenue in Hood River. Hours are 12-9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.  The brewery is thrilled to be able to carefully curate a healthy experience for people to escape from the cold. Ferment Brewing beers are available in local bottle shops in the Portland and Hood River areas.

GSN’s Remarks: The Pilsner is excellent. Light, refreshing and with just the right snap of hoppy bitterness to make it ideal for a pre-dinner beverage. We especially enjoyed the body which had a softness to it similar to a cream ale. We definitely place this solidly in the session category. Similarly, the hazy pale ale is very near a session and the hoppiness is balanced by the sweetness of the malt. We were impressed as well, by the near draught character of this beer. Overall, both of these brews are excellent, and make for a great evening of beverages. GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Ferment Brewing

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