As years passed and our oak aged beer became more robust, we discovered many unique, interesting, single barrels deserving of a special release. Barn Owl was created as a response to these lone wolves, and has grown into a diverse, ongoing series that reflects the growing diversity of our barrel program. The name is a nod to the wise and exacting animal that keeps watch over the farmhouse (er..industrial warehouse), and the one-off creations are released sporadically throughout the year, just as soon as we deem the barrels ripe for the picking.
What it tastes like, what it smells like: This batch is a golden sour ale that spent a year hidden away in barrels before conditioning on an 80/20 ratio of pomegranate and blackberry purée. The result is a delicate mauve sour ale with aromas of hibiscus and berries -- boasting flavours of pomegranate, pinot noir grapes and tart watermelon candies.