He’ll allow you to go on with your daily rounds, week after week, month after month, completely oblivious to his presence, until your faithful toiling has yielded the results you’ve worked so hard for. And then it shall be his. The focus of his most recent surveilling was a vineyard made lush and rife with tight Grenache Blanc grapes care of the blood and sweat of its tender. That kindly vintner carefully harvested the literal fruits of his labor, readying for the crafting of his newest vintage…but it would never be. For as soon as he turned his back, leaving his horticultural haul unattended, The Thief went from watcher to man of action, skulking into the vineyard to make off with every last grape. By the time that fruit’s rightful owner knew what had happened it was too late. Out of time and out of ingredients, all he could do was hang his head and slink back home, determined to be a stauncher defender come next year’s harvest.

Meanwhile, there was much to be done for The Thief. Though he knows nothing of viniculture, The Thief most certainly knows what to do with those grapes. Utilization will have nothing to do with the production of wine, but it will involve casks and fermentation. All that fresh Grenache Blanc is destined to be the base upon which a light-copper ale shall slumber for months on end, picking up scads of earthy, spicy, vinous flavors. That beer will soon after be siphoned into bottles bearing The Thief’s moniker and likeness, treasures for him to sock away, lest he suffer the same sad fate as the vintner he victimized. In his mind, he’s done nothing wrong, for he knows the glories of the liquid gold he has created, and sees it as a far better use of those grapes than wine could ever be. Question his opinion if you desire, but only after giving this fruited ale a thorough examination. Is it worth a bit of larceny? You be the judge.

THE THIEF
Subculture: Feral | Style: Blended Ale with Local Grenache Blanc Grapes | Alcohol-by-Volume: 6.3%
Availability: For sale exclusively in 500ml bottles at the Societe Tasting Room

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