Highlights @ Patty's
Come and try our brand new to us non-alcoholic beer and let us know what you think!
Ashton is one the largest open fermentation breweries in North America, which means that our fermentation tanks have no lid and are open to the environment. This is the traditional way beer was produced for centuries and is still common in Germany, Belgium and the UK.
Open fermentation in our broad and shallow tanks encourages the formation of desirable esters– that signature the fruity aroma you will notice in all of Ashton’s beers. Our open tanks also allow us to keep a close eye on the fermentation process to monitor the health of our yeast and the progress of each brew. We are able collect yeast from the top of the tank during fermentation, where the yeast is healthier than the yeast at the bottom of the tank. Unlike most modern breweries that are limited to re-using their yeast just a few batches of beer before throwing it away, at Ashton our yeast thrives in our open fermenters, and we are generations into our original Ringworm yeast, and over the years it has developed into a great house yeast that is unique to Ashton Brewing Company.