Bear Hug - Barrel Aged Brown Sour
Bear Hug is an Oud Bruin style sour, otherwise known as a Flanders Brown. It was aged for 16 months in oak barrels, before being can conditioned for a further 5 months. This long aging period allows the Pediococcus bacteria to develop the desired sourness and also results in the malt profile acquiring some sweet sherry like flavors. A complex blend of dark malts and fruity esters, with balanced sweetness and sourness.
6.5% ABV, 375mL
Malt: Maris Otter, Dark Munich, Wheat, Rye, Caramel Aromatic, Chocolate
Yeast: Belgian Abbey, Brettanomyces
Souring Bacteria: Pediococcus