Taking Stock - Barrel Aged British Stock Ale 11.5%
While Brettanomyces (‘Brett’) yeast is known for producing the funky flavours and aromas in wild ales, it was actually first isolated from British stock ales, hence its name meaning ’British Fungus’ in Greek. It is believed that Brett living within the wooden barrels used to age these stock ales gave them their distinctive complexity and smoothness. Taking Stock was aged in oak barrels for eight months with the specific Brett strain that was originally isolated from these stock ales.
11.5% ABV, 375mL can
Malt: Maris Otter, Chocolate, Black
Other Grains: Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops: Styrian Golding
Yeast: English Ale, Brettanomyces claussenii