I love Jolly Pumpkin's beers. So I thought 'hey, why not grow up some of Ron's critters and pitch em' into my beer?'. I took the dregs from a bottle of Bam bier and step cultured it to a 1 L starter. Aside from sour mashes, this was my first experience with the wild things and didn't really know what to expect. The starter was obviously rich with Saccharomyces, as well as the Dexter, MI beasties. It tasted great. A lot like, well.. Bam. So I brewed up a Belgian-esque pale and pitched with the Bam starter and a packet of re-hydrated Nottingham.
The results... If you boiled 1 very old and very stale goat in 5 gallons of a$$ sweat for 3 hours, and then filtered it through 30 lbs of horse manure you might come close.
Think I'll keg it keep it around to dispense as a novelty. Anyone interested in a beer swap?