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UnderCurrants

Wild Ale Fermented with Black Currants

 

In 2018 we challenged ourselves to using an array of fruit new to our palettes and practices. When offered a high quality freshly picked Black Currant sample, we couldn’t resist. We present to you a metamorphosis for your senses.  Using 12 to 36month aged Agrestic Ale as a base, to which we add 1.5lbs/gal Black Currants, the beer undergoes the final maturation in our French Oak “Fruiders” for an additional four months.  A convergence of supple tannin and deep purple pigments, gooseberry jam, a mouth-watering acidity and earthy leather elicit notes of a beer having vinous roots.  A new variant to one of the Barrelworks pioneers is born. Santé!

Batch #1, 2018

Barrel Ratio: 95% French oak
Maturation time: 12-36 months
Titratable Acidity:  8.3 g/L
Microflora: A proprietary blend of Brettanomyces and Lactic Acid Bacteria

Beer Information

ABV: 6.3

Availability

Draft, 375ml bottles, extremely limited.