A hoppy farmhouse ale conditioned w/ brettanomyces.
Kveik is one of the most interesting yeasts on the market and has such a unique history. We believe the esters produced when under-pitched at higher fermentation temperatures can't be obtained anywhere else.
We hopped heavily in the whirlpool with Motueka & Galaxy and fermented with a Kveik strain called Bergen. This beer went through open fermentation during primary at 35C to achieve maximum ester formation. This was then laid to rest in neutral burgundy barriques with our favourite brett. strains for 3 months.
This is a single barrel (B7) blend. Barrel 7 showed strong characters of grapefruit pith, peach skin and orange rind which we thought would be perfect to pair with Australian Galaxy. We dry hopped w/ Galaxy at the rate of 2.7g/L for 72 hours prior to packaging.
Packaged on October 21st 2020 and bottle conditioned for 12 weeks to achieve ideal carbonation. Aromas of passionfruit, over ripe guava and leather sing on the nose. This then enters a palate of over ripe peach, tangerine, lemon zest and peppercorn.