WILD BARREL SERIES
The Wild Barrel Series is an ongoing wild-yeast-based production project. These beers present a refined and unique realm of flavors, formed by the combining of natural wild yeasts and beer bases of varying ages, from various barrels. Over time, the contact and maturation of the barrels enable the beer to develop a wild, intense and extremely versatile means of tantalizing the human senses.
The most visible part of the production is concentrated in the barrels of our maturation cellar, but we have given free rein to the hard workers who lurk within the depths of our specialty ales: Brettanomyces – wild yeast strains – and lactic acid-producing bacteria. These natural wild yeasts and bacteria should ring a familiar bell to fans of popular sour beers, such as Belgian Lambics. Some of our Wild Barrel products will be in rotation on a more permanent basis, but these beers are often crafted by blending the contents of different barrels at different ages. A significant portion of these beers are also further conditioned on locally-sourced berries and fruits.
Some of the beers are considerably more experimental. The excitement of the production lies in painstakingly blending the different beer batches and, depending on the base used, the maturation time required (usually one to three years). At the moment, we have several products of different ages and styles maturing in our cellar. Although the maturation time of these beers is rather long, it is important to note that bottled beer also has significant cellaring potential right in your home! When stored properly, our Wild Ales can continue to develop their flavors over the course of several more years! We encourage serious beer collectors to purchase several bottles at a time for cellaring purposes.
We release Wild Barrel Series beers as they reach ideal maturity, and you can find the latest launches in our online pickup store. Our ever-changing selection is quite popular in high-quality beer restaurants, so you should ask the staff of your favorite place about current product availability.