Jackie O’s sour program started in 2008 with 3 carboys, a few smack packs of culture, and a little luck. Over the years, it turned into a few dozen barrels in the brewpub basement, then a dedicated barrel warehouse with 400+ barrels, and now a thoughtfully designed room for mixed fermentation. The L shaped room encompasses primary mixed fermentation, secondary souring/aging, and packaging on a sour beer only bottling line. Stainless tanks and large oak foudres line the walls with countless passion projects. Elle starts as a saison that is fermented in stainless with a mixed culture of classic saison strains, wild yeast, and bacteria. The beer then rests in a foudre for 6 months, gaining oak notes and a rounded acidic profile. A beautiful beer that celebrates the evolution and successes of following a passionate vision.