2021 Metric Braggot Whiskey Barrel Aged

2021 Metric Braggot Whiskey Barrel Aged

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We made a braggot and barrel-aged it! If you enjoys a tipple, then this is really something special. It's almost like a hybrid between a mead, a beer and a whisky - so basically a trifecta of deliciousness right here! 9.9% a/v Braggot is an ancient style of honey and malted barley ale with its origins in the Celtic brewing cultures of the British Isles. The little brother to last year's Metric Stout. Brewed using the last runnings (the weaker wort collected at the end of the brew) from Metric Stout. We added a generous amount of summer blossom honey from our friends at Bruny Island Honey up the road before fermentation. Post ferment we transferred the beer into whisky barrels and repitched it with various strains of Brettannomyces Bruxellensis and left it for 18 months, to age beautifully. There is a lot going on in this beer! The zestiness and barnyard funk imparted from the yeast combine with the sweetness of the honey and the time in barrel has allowed this complex beer to come of age. This beer is elegantly presented in a 750ml corked and caged bottle and is ready to drink now, but will mature gracefully with careful cellaring for many years. Our 2021 Metric Braggot is a super limited release, that we've been aging for some time - it pairs beautifully with Saint, and it makes for a memorable, and unique Father's Day present!

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