Shifting Sands: Peach
Organic barrel aged sour gold with peach | 7.0% alc./vol.
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.
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: 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.
INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic peaches, organic barley and wheat malts, organic oats, organic hops, yeast, bacteria.
MALTS: Pilsner, vienna, wheat, munich, acidulated (all organic)
HOPS: Organic strisselspalt
FERMENTATION: Saccharomyces, brettanomyces, lactic acid bacteria
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 7C
SUGGESTED GLASSWARE: Brussels
SUGGESTED CHEESE PAIRING: Glengarry Celtic Blue, Oka classique, Le Douanier