Anniversary Blend | 7.9% alc./vol.
Year One anniversary blend is a special release to celebrate Halcyon Barrel House’s first year as a brewery. It is the blended and augmented yield of a handful of our most well-aged, and most interesting barrels from this past year. Think of it as our year-in-review highlight reel.
To create Year One we sampled barrels across all styles we have in house, and made a short list of favourites. A touch of fruit comes from aging on peaches reclaimed from Shifting Sands: Peach, the blend includes Gravity Well as a whiskey-barrel edition, and organic vanilla beans were added post-blending.
The Year One blend pours effervescent and amber-orange, with foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma is ephemeral, dancing lightly between vanilla, wine and fruits such as apricot. The flavour is tartly sour, with the fruit+vanilla of an orange Creamsicle. It finishes dry, with some lingering funk.
INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, barley* and wheat* malts, oats*, peaches*, vanilla beans*, yeast, bacteria (*organic).
MALTS: Pilsner, vienna, munich, wheat, caramunich, caraaroma, carafa, acidulated (all organic)
HOPS: Hersbrucker, strisselspalt, amarillo, nelson, centennial (all organic)
FERMENTATION: Saccharomyces, brettanomyces, lactic acid bacteria
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-10 C
SUGGESTED GLASSWARE: Brussels