Ministry of Beer Old Timer

Ministry of Beer Old Timer

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Ministry of Beer

In August 2016 we filled our first barrel. An American Oak Barrel that previously held Cabernet, it was old, grey and quite second hand but smelt sensational! It was filled with a strong Golden Ale and inoculated with our mixed culture of Brett, Lacto and Pedio.
A mouth puckering acidity formed quickly, and then came an intense aroma of stone fruit. 12 months in the oak and Cabernet had rounded it out to one of our most loved beers.
200L was taken for the 2017 release leaving 100L still in barrel. The barrel was then refilled for the 2018 release where we once again took 200L and then refilled.
So what do we have now? The 2019 release is a blend of 1,2 & 3 year old Golden Sour. While the oak and Cabernet character have dulled the Brett is shining bright. Our mixed culture is very aromatic with lots of fruit plus a hint of funk and when given the right conditions produces great acidity.

  • Size - 375 ml
  • 7% Alc/vol


DESCRIPTION

In August 2016 we filled our first barrel. An American Oak Barrel that previously held Cabernet, it was old, grey and quite second hand but smelt sensational! It was filled with a strong Golden Ale and inoculated with our mixed culture of Brett, Lacto and Pedio.
A mouth puckering acidity formed quickly, and then came an intense aroma of stone fruit. 12 months in the oak and Cabernet had rounded it out to one of our most loved beers.
200L was taken for the 2017 release leaving 100L still in barrel. The barrel was then refilled for the 2018 release where we once again took 200L and then refilled.
So what do we have now? The 2019 release is a blend of 1,2 & 3 year old Golden Sour. While the oak and Cabernet character have dulled the Brett is shining bright. Our mixed culture is very aromatic with lots of fruit plus a hint of funk and when given the right conditions produces great acidity.

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Size - 375 ml
  • 7% Alc/vol