Journeys in Space & Time • 7.5% Oak Aged Farmhouse Sour Ale with Saskatoon Berries & Merlot Wine Must.
Brewed on a base of pilsner, wheat & spelt malt and fermented with a mixed culture of yeast & bacteria. Journeys in Space & Time spent many months fermenting and ageing in oak. We pulled a very small portion of a single barrel which had all the complexities, dryness and funk we were hoping for when we had this idea in mind. We transferred to a stainless tank on top of an abundant quantity of saskatoon berries and merlot wine must, which we allowed to re-ferment for several more months.
The beer pours a deep reddish purple, with a light pinkish fluffy head. The nose is all ripe berries with a fresh floral note. Flavours of the Saskatoon berries throughout, which is reminiscent of amplified blueberries. More flavours of red wine, oak, plum, cherry, earth & funk. Extraordinary dryness with a mild balancing tartness makes this one of our most enjoyable oak aged beers to date.