I realize I won't be able to determine exactly what it is, but ballpark would be nice. I am hoping someone will recognize the characteristics and appearance.
A brief history:
A couple of years ago I made up a batch of my heather ale. This time I decided to add some dry heather to the ferementor at the end of fermentation. In essence "dry heathering"
Well, in a few days it appeared to be fermenting again. I had a bit of a krausen along wit all the heather blossoms floating at the top. Eventually I kegged it. It started getting funky. I debated dumping it many times. Eventually it started to develop some definite pineapple aromas (eventually I came to the conclusion it was a strain of brett...?) and a bit of sourness. Many times I opened the keg and started to prepare to dump it, but something told me to keep it. Eventually I bottled what was left from the keg. Since that time I have become more interested in wild and sour beers to the point where I realized my infected batch was actually a good thing and I want to recreate it somehow. I had 2 bottles left.
About 1 week ago I poured the dregs into a small vial of sterilized starter wort and built it
up from there whatever it
is. In the beginning it had the pineapple aromas somewhat but it developed into a much more earthy (fresh wet dirt) aromas. I also streaked a plate for kicks to see what would grow.
I will post the pics in a bit. I have to find a host that will let me link here. Flickr doesn't seem to work.
Any of this sound familiar to anyone?