Press Release

Join us for a toast and tap takeover as we celebrate the release of the 2014 [BANISHED] FREAKCAKE BARREL-AGED OUD BRUIN ALE. We’ll have Freakcake available on draught and in bottles—limit four bottles per person; pick up a few for cellaring. Freakcake is our take on the Flanders-style old brown ale, brewed with roasted Belgian aromatic malts and lemon and orange zest. We then induce a secondary fermentation in the barrel with Brettanomyces plus sour cherries, raisins, cranberries, and figs, for a mildly acidic ale. 


image of Crux Fermentation Project's 2014 [BANISHED] Freakcake Barrel-aged Oud Bruin Ale sourced from the brewery websiteWHAT IS [BANISHED]? Banished Series beers are hidden away for months in oak barrels, allowing flavors to mature, meld and mellow. Some beers in this series also contain live yeast, making them good candidates for cellaring at home. 

WHY THIS BEER? As you may know, we designed our 11,000-hectolitre brewery to allow for non-
traditional brewing methods like oak barrel aging, wild yeast strains and experimental hops. This beer is an example of the long-awaited fruits of those labors.

ABOUT CRUX FERMENTATION PROJECT: Crux Fermentation Project is located at the epicenter of Bend and at the crucial core of the brewing process. We’ve designed our 11,000-hectolitre brewery to allow for non-traditional brewing methods like decoction mashing, open fermentation, oak barrel aging, wild yeast strains and experimental hops. All our beer is bottled and labeled by hand in small batches right at the brewery. Brewmaster Larry Sidor is always in pursuit of the next great beer, whether by reinterpreting a classic style or abandoning it altogether.

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