Brett Friends Forever II
Brett Pale Ale | 8.5% alc./vol.
Brett Friends Forever II is the second Brett pale ale collaboration between Bryce McBain of Halcyon Barrel House and Justin da Silva of Stone City Ales. Mixed fermentation of Saccharomyces and multiple Brett strains in red wine barrels define the character of the beer. Bottle conditioned, of course.
BFF the first was brewed at Stone City in the spring of 2015, showcasing Brett fermentation and two hop varieties, Wai-iti and Galaxy. The 2017 edition is 8.5% ABV and hopped liberally with Wai-iti and Azacca.
BFF II Pours quite hazy, with ample fluffy foam. The aroma is all hops: orchard fruit, citrus, and all things tropical. No subtle undertones here, just hops. Flavour is equally hop-forward, with the orchard fruit leading the way, in a delightfully light body for a rather big beer. A pleasant alcohol warmth lingers, and the finish is dry, with mild bitterness.
INGREDIENTS: Water, organic barley and wheat malts, organic hops, organic oats, yeast.
MALTS: Pilsner, wheat, munich, acidulated (all organic)
HOPS: Organic wai-iti, organic azacca
FERMENTATION: Saccharomyces, brettanomyces
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8 -10 C
SUGGESTED GLASSWARE: Toscana