AltBrau- Old Friend (Farmhouse Ale)
The culmination of multiple years of work. As much as we love our fruited beers, it has always been barrel aged saison style beers and gueuze blends that have inspired us most. The expression of microbes on a simple recipe of water, malt, and hops with a gentle oak character is, for us, the perfect beer.
We layered complex flavors to create a delicate balance of acidity, hop bitterness, and tannins. This creates a flavor and aroma that no one barrel can achieve. A blend of four neutral oak barrels that previously held red wine containing mixed culture saison and one neutral oak barrel that previously held red wine containing a lambic style recipe fermented 100% with brettanomyces. These barrels aged for 2+ years before being blended and bottled.
This beer can be drank now or aged further. Naturally conditioned, clarified, and carbonated in the bottle over several months. Unpasteurized and unfiltered. Contains natural sediment. Store in a dark and cool space.