Shifting Sands: Raspberry
Barrel aged sour gold with raspberry | 6.2% alc./vol.
The newest iteration of Halcyon Barrel House's Shifting Sands is our sour golden ale refermented with 600 kgs of organic raspberries. The barrels for this blend, ranging from 3-10 months old, were selected for their soft acidity to balance the tartness of the fruit.
Shifting Sands is a 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.
This beer pours pours a vibrant berry-pink, with effervescent carbonation. The aroma is heaps of fresh raspberry and homemade jam. It tastes brightly tart, with raspberry front and centre, and oak tannins from the barrel-aging adding to the body. Finishes dry, with a hint of funk.
INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic raspberries, organic barley and wheat malts, organic oats, yeast, bacteria.
MALTS: Pilsner, vienna, wheat, munich, acidulated (all organic)
HOPS: Organic strisselspalt
FERMENTATION: Saccharomyces, brettanomyces, lactic acid bacteria
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 7 C
SUGGESTED GLASSWARE: Brussels