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OT: Notch Brewing Ungespundet
|Posted by BrianW on 2020-07-31 04:15:06|
|It wasn't ungespundete in the 19th century way. More like the gespundet Ungespundet (naturally carbonated and kept to a lower level with a pressure relief valve--i.e., not lagered in wooden casks with the bungs only in loosely and then tightened closer to serving).|
This beer was supposed to be released in the taproom and served by gravity keg. Notch gravity kegs are the style used in Franconia, from what I have gathered. It was not intended to be released in cans, but global pandemics will change your plans.
Notch does try to by as traditional as possible--at least in its lagers. In February right before everything shut down I went to the release of their "pitch lined Pils" which was a double-decocted Czech pale lager gravity served from pitch-lined wooden kegs that they had pitch lined themselves with pitch they had gotten from a defunct US breweery that had it sitting around in a warehouse from the 60s (or something like that).