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.
Barn Owl No. 15 began as a blend of barrel-aged golden and amber sour ales before conditioning on tart cherries and vanilla beans. The resulting ale is prominently sour and exhibits aromas of bright citrus, cinnamon and cherries, while the palate showcases flavours of ripe strawberry, red currant, crushed almond and hints of vanilla.