Brett Farmhouse Ale
Bitterness: 19 IBU
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Styrian Golding, Sorachi Ace
The Cellar Circus is a new oak barrel-fermented permutation series. This is a thoughtful experiment in Brett Farmhouse Ale recipes fermented directly in 11 Red and 11 White Wine Oak Barrels with a five-variety fusion of Saison yeast and Brettanomyces. This beer was brewed in December 2017 and bottled one year later, spending the next 6 months conditioning.
Blending from unique, individual red and white wine barrels creates a litany of flavors amplified by almost a year spent fermenting directly in wood. Sweetness from the oak barrels is immediately followed by aromatics produced by the estery qualities of a Saison and delicate use of a variety of hops. Upon further investigation, the character instilled by the use of Brettanomyces during fermentation produces a complementary fruit-forward aftertaste with a clean, dry finish.