A Very Cherry Christmas

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Your eyes do not deceive you. That is indeed a bottle of Niagara Montmorency Cherry Farmageddon (2016) beside a bottle of 3 Minutes to Midnight (2016), lovingly staged beside the only Christmas tree ornament we had at our disposal. Both of these will be available starting Thursday, Dec 22 at both the Ossington bottle shop and the 20 Hafis Rd. bottle shop (alongside many other fine offerings).

Details:

Niagara Montmorency Cherry Farmageddon (2016)
(Fruited, Barrel Aged Wild Farmhouse Ale Blend) $14/500 ml btl
Colour: Vibrant Cherry Red
Alcohol by volume: 6.3%
Bottle Limits: 12 per person

This is a 12-14 month blend of oak-aged, wild farmhouse ales conditioned on a hefty bed of fresh Niagara Montmorency cherries prior to bottle conditioning.  

What it smells like, what it tastes like: Fragrant Montmorency cherries beautifully wrapped up in a light, oaky and subtly tart wild farmhouse ale. Floral/spicy notes, with that characteristic brett funk we know and love in Farmageddon. Finishes dry.

3 Minutes to Midnight (2016)
(Fruited, Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout) $14/500 ml btl
Colour: Black
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Bottle Limits: 12 per person

This rich and complex imperial stout gains a character that can only come with age (12 months in barrels), aided by the addition of tart cherries and cocoa nibs. Deep roasted flavours merge with cherries to create a complimentary tartness that marries the fruit and malt beautifully.  

What it smells like, what it tastes like: Cherry, smoke, red berry, licorice, port wine and roasted malts on the nose with tart cherry, oak, port and dark chocolate flavours. A true sipper.

Available starting Thursday, Dec 22 at 11 am at Ossington, and from 4 pm at 20 Hafis Rd.

(Please note the 20 Hafis Rd. bottle shop is currently operating on limited holiday hours, which can be seen at the bottom of this web page.)