Barrel aged sour gold with haskap berries | 6.5% alc./vol.
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.
Last fall we selected four barrels from our stock of young, lightly tart gold beer. which had been aged for three months. 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 over the winter, then were blended together for packaging and release this spring.
Waking Dreams 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.
INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley and wheat malts, organic oats, organic haskap, organic hops, yeast, lactic acid bacteria.
MALTS: Pilsner, wheat (all organic)
HOPS: Organic strisselspalt
FERMENTATION: Saccharomyces, brettanomyces, lactic acid bacteria.
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8 -10 C
SUGGESTED GLASSWARE: Brussels