A beer that pays homage to a centuries-old tradition of combining new beer with aged “stock ales.” Freshly brewed beers of the day often were very smoky and bitter tasting, and were blended with older beer that had mellowed with age to produce more drinkable libations. This modern brew will showcase our brewers’ talents by blending a stock ale aged more than three months in oak foudres (large wooden fermentation vessels) with a fresh version of the same beer to create a perfect harmony spanning end to end on the taste spectrum.
This limited edition is created by using the age-old traditional style of brewing which combines newly brewed beer with aged stock ales. It pours a hazy, golden color with plenty of bubbles that seem to be in a race to get to the top of the glass. This American Strong Ale smells of sweet malts, light citrus fruits, and some wood undertones. The mouthfeel is superbly creamy and smooth in the beginning and rounds off on a bitter, smoky note in the finish.