Inspired by a brewery located in Vermont, we decided that this was something we really wanted to drink. The recipe was kept simple with Bohemian Pilsner and Carapils Malt, Saaz hops, a smooth 35 IBU, and finishing ABV of 5.9%. We then transferred over the entire single turn into ex-white wine barrels and let them sit for just over three months. During a lovely Friday afternoon barrel sampling session several weeks ago, Ned and I took in a big whiff, a little sip, and we both nodded in approval. It was ready. And we can’t wait for you to try it.
A beautifully simple beer with just the right complexity. The nose opens up with oak, lending to images of a musty oak cellar from yesteryear with various libations aging away. As it warms, a hint of citrus appears. The taste starts with oak but then gives way to light fruity notes again adding complexity to that simple pleasure of a great pilsner. There is a luscious, creamy feel mouthfeel, backed with some tannin rounding out the overall experience, yet wonderfully balanced against the malt bill.