Released February 10th, 2018 at 12 pm
We have aged our 2017 Belgian inspired dark ale, La Petite Mort, in red wine barrels for almost one year. The use of red wine barrels has added a level of tannins which linger with the soft undertones of previous resident of the barrels. The wine notes linger deep and rich against the forefront of malt and background of a subtle woodiness.
Honest beer styles grow from adherence to location. In the Northwest the gap between wine and beer is shrinking because locally we produce complex, unique and world class styles of both. This is partially due to growing conditions which yield complex grapes, and some of the worlds most prolific, varied and layered hops. This yields opportunities rich in experimentation.