Halcyon: Shifting Sands: PeachOrganic barrel aged sour gold with peach • 7.0% • Halcyon Barrel House
This is the second time brewing a Peach rendition of Shifting Sands sour gold with fruit. 600 kilos of whole organic peaches were used to create this beer – a blend from Ontario and B.C. Shifting Sands: Peach took nearly two years to make. The sour gold base beer was aged in Halcyon barrels, then in August 2018 it was refermented and aged in a foeder with the peaches. Several months of bottle conditioning completed its creation.
History & Style
Shifting Sands is an organic sour golden ale that is in essence, the canvas for each edition of this beer. Each version of Shifting Sands features a different treatment of varieties of fruit, re-fermented and aged in barrels or foeders. The idea behind this project is to play with various fruit re-fermentation in a semi-constant environment, creating each time a balanced beer that both showcases the fruit used, and respects the base sour gold, Shifting Sands.
Shifting Sands Peach pours a deep golden hue, with no foam. The aroma is quite tangy with a sweet peachy character taking the forefront. The taste is sour upfront with peach skins, light wine and funk. Finishes peachy and dry.
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Local spring water, organic peaches, organic barley and wheat malts, organic oats, organic hops, yeast, bacteria.
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