Halcyon: Waking DreamsOrganic barrel aged sour gold with haskap • 6.3% • Halcyon Barrel House
Waking Dreams wanders the overlapping realm that lies between two alternate states of being: in this case, barrel-aged beer and berry wine. For Halcyon Barrel House, Waking Dreams is an exploration into the unknown.
History & Style
We selected barrels from our stock of young, lightly tart gold beer. which had been aged. To each barrel we added a significant quantity of locally grown organic haskap, a small, dark blue berry. The barrels underwent a secondary fermentation and aging period, then were blended together for packaging and release.
This beer pours a deep cranberry colour, with light berry-pink foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma is of berries and wine, with a touch of fruit skins. The flavour is tart, with lots of juicy, berry wine character. Plenty of tannins round out the body. The beer finishes dry, with a pleasant, lingering taste of fruit skins.
Silver, Belgian-Style Sour Ale – Fruit Lambic category (2018 Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference)
- Beau’s Tap Room
Local spring water, organic barley and wheat malts, organic oats, organic haskap, organic hops, yeast, lactic acid bacteria.
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Saccaromyces, brettanomyces, lactic acid bacteria