The ongoing barrel blend series is named Barn Owl, as a nod to the wise and exacting animal that keeps watch over the farmhouse. Released sporadically throughout the year, just as soon as we deem the barrels ripe for the picking, these beers will be one-off creations never to be replicated again.
Blend No.2 — No.2 is a blend of 1 year and 3 year (80%/20%) oak barrel aged brett pale ales (the 3 year being with yellow plums), that utilizes several strains of wild yeast, and was dry-hopped with Ella before bottle-conditioning.
It can be tough to explain the idiosyncracies and nuances of each new barrel-aged beer, but I mean it honestly when I say that this is one we wish we could save for our own personal collections. It’s reminiscent, in part, of Farmageddon, and yet the aroma conjures distant memories of Motley 2014. It’s dry and refreshing, but with a focus on floral hops, an interplay of fruity flavours, and many references to our beloved brettanomyces. Aromatics of honeydew melon and papaya pique your interest, and flavours of apricot, tangerine, and oak impress on the palate.