Halcyon: Year TwoAnniversary Blend • 8.2% • Halcyon Barrel House
Year Two is a retrospective of the most well-aged, and most interesting fruited sours and saisons from Halcyon’s second year of brewing. It includes Shifting Sands: Currant and Cherry, two different fruited versions of farmhouse saison Curse of Knowledge (lingonberry and baco noir grape), and a tripel as-yet unreleased from the barrel house. Think of it as our year-in-review highlight reel.
History & Style
Year Two Anniversary Blend marks the culmination of a second year of certified-organic barrel-fermented brewing for Halcyon Barrel House, highlights of which included a Silver award at the Ontario Brewing Awards, and the esteemed Platinum prize at Mondial de la Biere. Cheers to another year!
Year Two pours a deep pinkish red with a soft pink lacing of foam. The aroma is a fruit medley with currant and lingonberry up front while notes of red wine, cherry and vanilla contribute to the mix. The taste is quite tart at first and very fruit -forward with currant, cherry and wine making up the lion’s share of the medley. The high carbonation adds body with a tingly sensation making way to a dry tannic finish with a lingering fruit wine impression.
Water, barley*, wheat* and rye* malts, oats*, hops*, black currants*, cherries*, baco noir grapes*, lingonberries*, vanilla bean*, yeast, bacteria (*organic).
Pilsner, wheat, vienna, rye, acidulated (all organic)
Strisselspalt, mistral, citra, tradition (all organic)
Saccaromyces, brettanomyces, lactic acid bacteria