$29.00 – $128.00
A blend of red and golden barrel aged sour beers aged on red and white grape skins. Brewed in collaboration with Mr West.
An idea conceived with Mr West to commemorate their second birthday – to create and old and new world beer featuring wine grape skins. This beer combines red and white grape skins and red and golden barrel aged sour beers to create a light red skin contact sour beer. Fresh Heathcote-grown Chardonnay skins donated by Little Brunswick Wine Co were fermented in our house golden sour base. After refermentation the beer was transferred off skins and back to barrel for maturation. Later in the season we received a parcel of fresh Yarra Valley Cabernet Franc skins (courtesy of Cre) which were fermented out in a blend of “Ruby” barrel aged old dark red (and very acidic) ale and a light golden sour. These red and white components were blended before terminal gravity was reached, with the final fermentation occurring in this bottle.
Style (short): Skin-contact Beer
Style (long): A blend of red and golden beers aged on natural red and white wine grape skins
Alcohol: 6.1% ABV
Standard drinks: 3.7
Average age at bottling: 13 months
1 x 750ml, 3 x 750ml Pack, 6 x 750ml Pack