Old Russet - Barrel Aged Belgian Sour Brown Ale

Released September 2020 - buy here

Old Russet started out as a Belgian Dubbel style brown ale. The Special B malt and Dark Candi Syrup combined with the Belgian Abbey yeast contribute flavours of burnt sugar, caramel, raisins, figs and chocolate. Taking inspiration from Flemish Brown Ales, we then aged it in oak barrels for over six months with various Brett strains and Pedio souring bacteria. The final product has a complex dark fruit profile with pleasant sourness and a wine-like character.
8.4% ABV

Malt: Pilsner, Aromatic, Special B
Other Fermentables: Dark Candi Syrup
Hops: Styrian Golding
Yeast: Belgian Abbey, Brettanomyces
Souring Bacteria: Pediococcus

Cellar Worthy - English Barleywine

Released September 2020 - buy here

Barleywines are so named as they are a showcase of intense malted barley flavour and have wine-like alcohol strength. Cellar Worthy is made in the English style with traditional Maris Otter barley known for its rich malty flavour. We used an extended four hour boil to create complex melanoidins that contribute toffee and caramel notes. This is a perfect late night sipping beer. If cellared it should continue to develop positive characteristics for many years.

14% ABV

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal Medium
Hops: Fuggle, Magnum
Yeast: High Gravity

Botany Weisse Apricot - Mixed Fermentation Sour Ale

Released September 2020 - buy here

Botany Weisse is our version of a Berliner Weisse sour German wheat beer. Like traditional recipes, it undergoes a secondary Brett fermentation for added complexity. We aged this beer for six months including three months on apricot. It was also dry hopped with German Hallertau Blanc hops contributing additional fruity flavours.

4.2% ABV

Grains: Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt
Hops: Hallertau Blanc
Yeast: Voss Kveik, Brettanomyces
Souring Bacteria: Lactobacillus
Fruit: Apricot

 

Botany Weisse Mango & Passionfruit - Mixed Fermentation Sour Ale

Released August 2020 - sold out

Botany Weisse is our version of a Berliner Weisse sour German wheat beer. Like traditional recipes, it undergoes a secondary Brett fermentation for added complexity. We aged this beer for five months including two months on mango and passionfruit. A super refreshing fruit filled experience.

3.4% ABV

Grains: Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt
Hops: Saaz
Yeast: Voss Kveik, Brettanomyces
Souring Bacteria: Lactobacillus
Fruit: Mango, Passionfruit

Thirsty Miner - Grisette Pale Belgian Ale

Released July 2020 - sold out

Grisette is a historical style of beer from Belgium’s southern Hainaut province. It was originally brewed to quench the thirst of local miners. Like traditional recipes, it is low in alcohol and brewed with a large amount of wheat that gives it a light body and refreshing nature. The English and Czech hops contribute moderate bitterness with floral and spicy notes. Yeast driven fruity esters round out the flavour profile.

3.8% ABV

Grains: Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt, Flaked Wheat
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Saaz
Yeast: Belgian Saison

 

Botany Weisse - Mixed Fermentation Sour Ale

Released July 2020 - sold out

This is our interpretation of the Berliner Weisse style beer originating from Berlin, Germany. Staying true to traditional recipes, Botany Weisse was not boiled and was fermented with a mixed culture of ale yeast, Lacto souring bacteria and Brett yeast. This is a living product that will continue to develop further complexity over time.  It is very pale, refreshingly acidic, highly effervescent and has subtle Brett derived fruity esters.

3.2% ABV

Grains: Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt
Hops: Saaz
Yeast: Voss Kveik, Brettanomyces
Souring Bacteria: Lactobacillus

 

Foundation - Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale

Released May 2020 - Buy here 

Farmhouse ales are an old European tradition. Farmers would brew beer from their own grains for consumption on the farm. They would often use non-barley grains such as wheat and oats. As these beers were fermented in wood vessels, they would be exposed to wild yeasts giving them a rustic character. This beer was open fermented then aged in red wine barrels. Dry, well carbonated with fruity and spicy yeast driven flavours.

5% ABV

Grains: Pilsner Malt, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops: Saaz, Styrian Golding
Yeast: Belgian Saison, Brettanomyces

 

Refectory - Belgian Blonde Ale

Released May 2020 - sold out

This beer is inspired by the lower strength ‘single’ beers traditionally produced by Trappist breweries in Belgium.  Trappist breweries are located within monasteries with resident monks overseeing the brewing. Monks brewed these ‘single’ beers for their own consumption in the monastery refectory. This is a refreshing ale with spicy and fruity yeast and hop driven flavours.

4.8% ABV

Grains: Pilsner Malt
Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Saaz
Yeast: Belgian Abbey

 

Quake - Pale Ale

Released May 2020 - sold out

This is our take on a new world pale ale. A fruity, hazy pale ale with some distinctive old world influences. This beer was open fermented with a strain of the centuries old Norwegian Kveik (pronounced Quake) yeast. Loral hops give it a balanced mix of old world (herbal, floral) and new world (fruity) hop flavours and aromas.

5% ABV

Grains: Pilsner Malt, Vienna Malt, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops: Loral
Yeast: Voss Kveik