A very strong, dark and aggressively hopped barley wine brewed in 2019 with a portion of solera stock ale (aged barley wine with components from 2018, 2017 and 2012). Aged in 300L ex-whisky hogsheads with an alcohol tolerant yeast strain for 13 months, the beer fermented slowly, reaching 16.3% ABV.
Inspired by the Solera method and the centuries old brewing tradition of “Keeping Ale”. First brewed in 2012 and stored in French-oak wine barrels, this beer blends various vintages of barley wine to encourage complex oxidative characteristics reminiscent of sake or fortified wine. Intentionally still, we recommend savouring a small glass after dinner, with cheese or whenever you would consider drinking Sherry or Port.