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.
You may have caught our instagram exposé on this particular Barn Owl edition, revealing the fact that although in general it is a one-off barrel blend, more specifically it's the OG unblended 2018 Motley. Cat's out of the bag! This blend of barrel aged wild ales is a testament to layered, complex acidity.
What it tastes like, what it smells like: Bold, up-front aromas and flavours of dried rose petals, meyer lemon and oak. Nuanced brett characteristics and wild yeast derived flavours play a supporting role, with solid bottle-conditioned carbonation, and a lively body. Delicious, fancy, and so worth enjoying.