First Frost

Foraged Persimmon Ale

Fruspy (fruit, spice, yeast)

Persimmon (Diospyros Virginiana) — literally, “fruit of the gods.” Sweet and savory, with natural notes of cinnamon and apricot, the orange-globed persimmon fruit truly is heavenly. But it’s not until after the first frost that persimmon turns from astringent and bitter to a luscious fruit worthy of the gods.

Starting in late summer and extending through the fall, the forager network supplies Fullsteam with hundreds of pounds of native persimmons. This bountiful yield produces a complex, fruit-forward, award-winning winter ale. The beer’s notes of holiday spices come entirely from the native persimmon and the beer’s Belgian ale yeast.

Alc. By Vol.
To-Go Options
Drink It With
Soft cheeses, your fireplace
Grains Toasted specialty grains, Locally malted barley, Two-row brewer's malt
Hops Crystal, Magnum
Yeast Canadian, Belgian Abbey
Other Locally foraged persimmons, Belgian candy sugar

Awards & Certifications

2016 Good Food Awards

Winner (Brandy Barrel First Frost)

2013 Good Food Awards


Silver, Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (Brandy Barrel First Frost)

2015 European Beer Star