2023 Luminary Society V - Barrel-Aged Golden Bitter with Viburnum - For pickup at 284 Broadway
Barrel-Aged Golden Bitter with Viburnum
(1) 750mL Bottle, 8% ABV
Our fifth release of 2023 is a Golden Ale with locally foraged viburnum berries. First brewed in early 2022, the project started as an English Golden Bitter - contrary to what the name implies, this style of British beer is not, in fact, that bitter but rather mild and malt-forward with notes of biscuit, toast, and pear. The base beer then aged in French Sauvignon Blanc barrels, where it underwent secondary fermentation with two strains of wild Brettanomyces and a blend of bacteria to add a hearty dose of funk and approachable acidity. The final ingredient was 75 lbs of viburnum berries, a small red fruit that grows on flowering bushes and lends notes of cranberry, golden raisin, and pomegranate. Floral and fruity, this honey-hued Ale presents flavors of oak, tart apple cider, and currant, plus a more assertive Brett-derived funk. Drink fresh or cellar.
For current Luminary Society Members only. This item is available for brewery pickup this upcoming Friday at our 284 Broadway retail counter. Can't make it then? No worries, we’ll have your order available at the 284 Broadway retail counter for you to pick up at your earliest convenience. Please note that we are unable to ship this product at the moment. Questions? Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org