Name: Peachy King
We took a batch of Tropic King, one of our best selling beers and Saison’s bigger brother, added peach puree and souring bacteria and aged it in whiskey barrels. The oak and fruit work well in this tart beer while adding a new complexity to the tropical fruit flavors of Tropic King.
Notes of passion fruit, mango, peaches, black pepper, and a hint of whiskey.
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In alliance with River North, friends and fellow lovers of Belgian yeast, we bring you two unique yet complimentary Saisons. Each of the beers blend both breweries’ house saison yeast strains. The beers each take on their own complexion from there. Blanc is a traditional light Saison supplemented with chardonnay grapes and subsequently aged in Chardonnay barrels for over two months.
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Belly up to Bramble, a barrel-aged black saison bespeckled with Brettanomyces and blackberries. This brew begins with our house Saison yeast strain. An added brett strain brings a bit of funk; dark candi sugar and berries boost a supplemental sweetness.
Best enjoyed beside a babbling brook between friends. Bramble on.
Pairs well with your dad, who rambles.
Style: Barrel-Aged Black Saison ale
Brettanomyces is a wild yeast strain that can give beer interesting, delicious fruit flavors, but sometimes Brett can be a fickle fellow. The Brett we threw into this brew was defiant. However, sometimes when you let Brett sit for a while, it will come around. We decided to let it sit in Bourbon barrels. This experiment took a year and a half, but came together and developed into a delightful brew.
Notes of coffee, cocoa nibs and a hint of fig.
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Our flagship Saison had never been aged on oak before now, and our curiosity was peaked. We received six red wine Puncheon barrels at the end of June and filled them with our Saison. A puncheon barrel is over twice the size of a regular oak wine barrel. Sitting for two months gives this beer subtle oak and red wine characteristics without being overpowering.
Notes of passionfruit, ginger, black pepper, and red wine.
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Name: Tropic King Aged in Peach Whiskey Barrels
Style: Our imperial Saison (Tropic King) aged in Peach Whiskey barrels
Named one of the Top 25 Beers of the Year in DRAFT Magazine in 2014. Originally came about as an experiment in 2013 when we acquired some Peach Whiskey barrels and filled them with Tropic King. Tropic King was the perfect fit for a Peach Whiskey barrel because of its distinct apricot fruitiness.
Notes of passion fruit, mango and peach, balanced by a spicy vanilla from the oak barrel and an earthy dryness from the Brettanomyces.
Name: Barrel-Aged Dahlia
Style: Barrel-Aged Dark Belgian Ale
For the first release from our new foeder we brewed a batch of our Belgian dark ale Dahlia. Our Foeder, whom we named Brigitte, is made from French oak and came from a winery in Washington State where it was used to age red wine. The red wine and oak notes compliment the rich and complex malt notes of sweet caramel and fruity esters.
Characteristics of chocolate, raisins and a hint of red wine.
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