Carmel, CA, October 08, 2019 - Rarely is the end of summer celebrated, but Yeast of Eden in Carmel is brewing up excitement around the flavors of fall — making the shorter days and chillier air more tolerable.
It begins in the barrel room with head brewer Andrew Rose, who named his latest creation Astral Seasons, a mixed-fermentation saison conditioned with local Blenheim apricots from B&R Farms in Hollister.
The beer’s dry, effervescent finish brings mango and earthy notes intertwined with bursts of apricot. In addition to the 18 Yeast of Eden beers currently on tap, Yeast of Eden offers a local wine list and full bar with a rotation of seasonal cocktails.
The latest libation, called Binding Arbitration, is a smooth and slightly bitter bourbon cocktail featuring Cynar (an Italian bitter liqueur), Yellow Chartreuse (an herbal liqueur first produced by French monks) and lemon, shaken and served up. The new Spiced Island Cream tastes like fall in a glass, featuring a combination of spiced rum, coconut milk, cinnamon and egg white, served up with a sprinkle of nutmeg.
While the Yeast of Eden bar finds inspiration in the changing seasons, chef Florencio Cruz is set to launch his new fall menu on Friday, Oct. 11. Seasonal dishes include: roasted butternut squash soup with crème fraiche, chives and toasted pepita seeds; and a refreshing fall salad with mixed greens, kale, quinoa, apples, butternut squash, goat cheese and an apple cider vinaigrette. Guests can make dishes even heartier by adding chicken or the fresh catch of the day atop any salad.
For dessert, the Yeast of Eden kitchen puts a vibrant twist on a classic chocolate mousse with the addition of ginger mascarpone and yuzu gelée.
About Yeast of Eden
Our brewery-restaurant opened in December 2018 in the south wing of the Carmel Plaza in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. The brewpub features 120 seats inside and 40 seats in an outdoor courtyard patio, all in a hip, contemporary design aesthetic. The menu features global, street-food inspired cuisine to pair with the crisp, effervescent open-fermented beers made on-site. For more visit http://www.yoebeer.com
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