Alex Ganum, the head brewmaster at Upright Brewing, has a modern, Oregon-centric take on wassail. Starting with Upright’s holiday brew, a Belgian-style ale with subtle hints of cherry and star anise, Ganum swaps out the traditional sherry, sugar, and roasted apples for Pinot Noir, wild honey, and local dried cherries.
|1||square of cheesecloth|
|~||Kitchen twine or undyed string (about 3 inches long)|
|12||cups Upright Brewing “Upright Noël” or any Belgian Noël-style ale|
|5||oz. dried cherries|
|4||cups Oregon Pinot Noir|
|5||Tbsp. wild blackberry honey|
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